Is there really anything like a great burger? We think not. Juicy, piping hot from the grill and covered with perfectly melted cheese and fresh toppings, it’s no surprise the burger reigns king of the casual cookout.
From the east coast to the west, and every backyard in between, the summertime quest for the best burger recipe continues and we couldn’t be happier about it. So, we’ve whipped up a little guide we’d like to call: How to Grill the Best Burger Ever.
What is the best burger seasoning?
The secret to a truly epic burger lies in the best burger seasoning or marinade, and the key is to be careful not to over-season your patties. A little salt and pepper will do the trick, but make sure to consult your burger recipe before you begin cooking, in case you need a few additional ingredients. Remember that your goal is to add just enough seasoning to encourage the flavor of the beef to shine through. Get creative and try something new with one of the following burger seasoning ideas.
What is the best cheese for burgers?
From sharp cheddar to pepper jack, it’s hard to find a wrong answer if you start with a great burger recipe. The bottom line is the best cheese for your burger is the one that makes your mouth water. That being said, we recommend choosing a cheese with a strong “melt factor.” Cheddar is a great choice, as is pepper jack, swiss cheese, or the reliable classic: American cheese. With the right combination of toppings, blue cheese is another viable option. Consult your burger recipe and be creative! Some of our favorite burger recipes include cheeses that might surprise you!
What are the best toppings for burgers?
Vibrant green lettuce, brilliant vine-ripened tomatoes, crisp dill pickle chips, garden-fresh onion… We could go on and on. The best toppings for burgers are perfectly suited to your burger recipe, garden fresh and packed with flavor. You might be familiar with the traditional toppings, but don’t be afraid to shake things up and try something new! Pineapple, mushrooms, or even pulled pork can add an extra “something” to your burger recipe and really take it over the top.
What is the best burger recipe?
The best burger recipe is the one that piques your interest – and your taste buds. Our favorite burger recipes are cooked on the grill and loaded with fresh veggies, delicious melty cheeses and served on the perfect toasted bun.
What are the best sides for burgers?
The great thing about burgers is that they are the perfect casual entree. You can dress them up or down, depending on which sides you want to serve. Keep your backyard cookout casual and serve chips, fruit and cut veggies, or dress it up a little with premium Mac & Cheese, Kansas City Steak Fries, or a garden fresh salad.
You’re grill ready! Tell us about your favorite burger recipe in the comments below!