There are so many different ways to make a burger. It seems that chefs are always trying to out-do one another with crazier and crazier ideas. From burgers with peanut butter on them to massive patties that a whole family can share, American cuisine isn't short on ways to enjoy this delicious sandwich.
Sometimes, though, classic burgers are okay. A traditional burger doesn't have to be boring. When you're having a family picnic, you want something simple that you know everyone will love. Unique burger recipes have their place, but so do All-American burgers.
This is a highly traditional burger recipe that we guarantee everyone will enjoy. It uses classic burger ingredients, in a way that simultaneously feels fresh and familiar. There are plenty of optional ingredients for this recipe, allowing you to customize it in whatever way you want.
You can't go wrong serving these burgers with French fries. Either opt for frozen fries or try making your own. If you don't want to run the oven in the summertime, fries can easily be made in the air fryer. Air fried-fries are just as good as oven-fried fries!
Grilled All-American Burgers
1 clove garlic, minced, or 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 Tablespoons ketchup
1 Tablespoon steak sauce
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon cooking oil
Few dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 hamburger buns
American cheese slices (optional)
Lettuce leaves (optional)
Tomato slices (optional)
Red onion slices (optional)
Pickle slices (optional)
1 teaspoon vinegar
For sauce, in a small saucepan combine garlic or onion, ketchup, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, cooking oil, and hot pepper sauce.
Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl combine ground beef, salt, and pepper; mix well. Shape meat mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.
Grill meat on the grill rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 18 minutes or until no pink remains, turning once halfway through grilling time and brushing frequently with sauce.
To serve, split and toast the buns on the grill. Serve patties on buns with cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and pickle, if desired.