The first hamburger showed up on New York menu in 1826, and the classic burger - a thick, juicy beef patty surrounded by a fluffy white bun -- has been an enduring American favorite ever since. The basic burger recipe is simple: Work the meat (at least 15 percent fat) as little as possible, use plenty of salt to season, and cook on a very hot surface to achieve that dark, caramelized crust we all crave (a grill is ideal for this). Making a turkey burger, a veggie burger? Follow the same principles. Toppings are up to you, of course, though it's hard to beat the classic combo of sweet, tangy ketchup and old-fashioned yellow mustard.
Sweet onions provide the bulls-eye inside these savory beef burgers.
Italian salad dressing adds flavor to these simple beef burgers.
Whether you're at a summer barbecue or a fall tailgating party, learning how to grill burgers is a skill that will always serve you well.
These glazed turkey burgers are a good alternative to beef burgers when you want a lower fat option.
Beef and shrimp are a perfect pair in these delicious grilled burgers.
Ham and cheese top seasoned beef burgers for this unique sandwich.
For these grilled burgers, mix ground beef with lemon zest, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, and hot peppers. Stack on bus and layer with fresh greens.
This five-ingredient pork burger recipe is ready in a flash. For maximum flavor, the burgers are served in onion rolls with pepper-jack cheese, pimentos and mayonnaise.
Traditional beef burgers have long been a mainstay at backyard parties and barbecues, but if you're looking for a lighter, leaner alternative, you should learn how to make turkey burgers.
Think of this loose meat sandwich as a spiced-up version of the classic Sloppy Joe.
Top this two-fisted hamburger with a slice of mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, and the red sweet pepper relish.
If you already love a classic burger, melt a slice of cheddar or Swiss to make it irresistible.
Burgers grilled indoors take on an outdoor flavor from the smoked cheese mixed in the patties. Watch the timing; cheese can burn.
For more pizza flavor, spoon a little pizza sauce over these mozzarella-topped beef burgers.