December 6th, 2010
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Read how Farm Burger builds a better burger from the ground up and learn how you can replicate America's best cheeseburger in your very own kitchen

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  1. liz mcginnigle

    The best burger is fresh ground new york strip groung with applewood smoked bacon and black truffle peelings-top with a melted cranberry stilton

    December 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Reply
  2. fattymcpatty

    Best burger joints: Hodad's in Ocean Beach, Burger Lounge in La Jolla, Smashburger in Del Mar, Best tried and true burger: In and Out Burger, animal style.

    December 8, 2010 at 12:49 am | Reply
  3. Yum!

    Start with 70/30 hamburger meat, add in a shot of worcestershire sauce, chipotle tabasco, garlic, ground mustard, and salt. Grill over high heat til you get a good crust, and then move to a cooler part of the grill to finish cooking to a nice medium. Top with sliced cheddar or pepper jack.

    Toasted buns, ketchup, mustard, red leaf lettuce, tomatoes, wafer thin red onion slices, and home made dill pickle slices.

    Heaven on a bun.

    December 7, 2010 at 10:57 pm | Reply
  4. Baruch

    Louie's Lunch in New Haven CT...best burger in the world.

    December 7, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Reply
  5. albert

    When I was in high school in the fifty's,, we would buy hamburgers like,, bun, less than 1/4 lb meat, lettuce, tomato, pickle mayo, a handful of fries and the older tasting coke, ( not today's),, and most boy's weighted less than 140lbs..then go to some remote area with a girl and spend a couple of hours working off the calories in the back seat.. ..them days was the best ever..

    December 7, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Reply
  6. Paula

    Red robins......dallas county...the best!

    December 7, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Reply
  7. Sam

    Start with a whole bulb of roasted garlic. Spread all the garlic on one toasted onion bun. Fry your burger, topped with sharp white cheddar, then place between bun. Cut in half, dip in au jus. Simple, and mind blowing goodness!

    December 7, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Reply
    • Truth@Sam

      Sounds good, but did you manage to kiss anyone for a month?

      December 7, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Reply
      • Sam

        Good question, Truth. The trick is to make one for her too! And we get complete protection from vampires.

        December 7, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Reply
      • Sir Biddle@truth

        I can beat your burger – try turkey burger with diced onion, little bit of green salsa and Frank's Red Hot sauce. Mix all this into patties and then top with swiss and put on english muffin (cooking the patties obviously – not to be eaten raw).

        MMMMMMM, mmmmm sho' is gooood!

        December 7, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  8. Slim

    My cheeseburger is better than your cheeseburger, fatty.

    December 7, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Reply
  9. Snowbunny

    MMMM I'd hit that! HA!

    December 7, 2010 at 11:52 am | Reply
    • Er

      Um, really?

      December 7, 2010 at 11:55 am | Reply
      • Snowbunny

        Damn straight.

        December 7, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Reply
  10. Hamburglar

    The Juicy Lucy is absolutely my favorite!!!
    Take 2 patties, put cheese in the middle, fold together the sides and cook...grill, panfry or whatever floats your rootbeer float. lol
    As for restaurants... In New Orleans there's nothing like PORT-O-CALL!!!!!!!! undoubtedly!!!

    December 7, 2010 at 11:41 am | Reply
    • yellowwingdove

      AMEN!!!!!!!!!

      December 7, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Reply
  11. 4U Mister

    I am so mad at myself–hamburger cravings are not relieved by Jack in the Box, and that's where I stopped off last night. The menu lies, it lies!–it looks nothing like the pic, and the taste? Feh. I need to make my own, that is the only solution. The secret is to make your burger in your own kitchen, as pink or as burnt as you like, with all the yummy extras. I'm reading with great appreciation your recipes.

    December 7, 2010 at 11:09 am | Reply
    • Snowbunny

      I agree... and don't forget to toast the hamburger buns! :)

      December 7, 2010 at 11:55 am | Reply
  12. The_Mick

    I start from INSIDE the burger. To each pound of ground beef I add a panade made by cutting 2 slices of bread into cubes and dousing them with 2 tbsp of milk. That keeps moisture globules in the burger and prevents meat proteins from linking together making the meat chewy or rubbery. I also add other goodies and use an instant-read thermometer to make sure the interior reaches 160F. The entire recipe is here: http://www.food.com/recipe/mick-s-juicy-tender-seasoned-hamburger-382367

    December 7, 2010 at 11:06 am | Reply
  13. Chris

    Best burger ever: secret ingredient – buffalo meat instead of beef. Mix 1 lb of bison with two tbsp Frank's red hot and a couple of pinches of minced garlic and shape into two or three patties. Grill as preferred. Dice an onion and a handful of mushrooms and caramelize in balsamic vinegar. When onions and mushrooms are caramelized, melt three slices of sharp cheddar cheese with them, stirring with balsamic to create cheese/onion/mushroom sauce. Immediately spoon sauce onto patties and place in a fresh onion roll. Best. Burger. Ever.

    December 7, 2010 at 9:55 am | Reply
    • Skinny Cook

      You got that right – bison is awesome. Doesn't need that much doins' tho, IMHO. A moment's grace on the grill and enjoy.

      December 7, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Reply
    • Bub

      I agree, abuffalo is pretty good. Have you ever tried moose? I actually like that a little better.

      December 8, 2010 at 1:06 am | Reply
  14. joe

    best burger. nashville. browns is simple and brilliant. or fancy burger up. fancy is local beef, bentons bacon, homemade roll/bun, and Jack Daniels maple ketchup. soooo gooood

    December 7, 2010 at 9:13 am | Reply
  15. Loopman

    SirBiddle, I have to give you a big thumbs up on both the grilled cheeseburgers and saying goodbye to the McDummy.

    December 7, 2010 at 9:09 am | Reply
  16. Truth@RichHead, Jerv, SirBiddle

    Best burger, imho is a bacon cheeseburger with swiss on an toasted and buttered english muffin.

    And in other news, it a GREAT day in the MHC with Josh mcDummy gone! LONG overdue!

    December 7, 2010 at 8:44 am | Reply
  17. Jerv

    Morning.
    Best cheese burger ever. Make a grill cheese with three different cheeses (me, pepperjack, mozz, prov), open grilled cheese, insert burger, lettuce, toms, onion and favorite condiment (mayo and bluecheese), close, cut and enjoy. Grilled cheese burger is so good.

    December 7, 2010 at 7:32 am | Reply
    • Bailes24

      That does sound good!

      December 7, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Reply

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