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Recipe of the Day: Best Burger Ever

Recipe of the Day: Best Burger Ever

Take your barbecue to the next level

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This Memorial Day weekend, amp up your everyday burger by adding a little something special to your ground beef blend. The secret ingredient that? Bacon.

How to Grill the Perfect Steak Every Time

Bacon makes everything better, including cheeseburgers. And while plenty of burgers have bacon on top of them, this recipe uses that salty, crispy iconic breakfast food and adds it into the meat before cooking.

To make the recipe you'll need ground beef, bacon, onion, garlic and Worcestershire sauce. Combine the ingredients and mix them together in a bowl. Then, form the ground beef into patties. Grill the burgers for four to five minutes on each side. Then add all your favorite burger fixings. We recommend some red onion, summertime tomatoes, cheese and more bacon. Because if you're going to go for it, you may as well go all in.

1 pound ground beef
5 strips bacon, cooked crisp and chopped very small
½ small yellow onion, diced small
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
4 hamburger buns, toasted

Directions:

Combine the ground beef, bacon, onion, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Stir just until combined. Then, gently form the ground beef into 4 patties. Season each patty with salt and pepper, to taste.
Grill the burgers over medium-high heat until cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes per side.
Serve the burgers on the toasted buns, topped with your choice of toppings.


The Best Burgers in America

After we tracked down the recipes of our James Beard Award winning chefs&apos favorite burgers, we cooked up a storm and cast our votes. The result: Our (slightly simplified) recipe for the best burger in America plus more of the coolest, craziest, most crave-worthy burgers to ever grace a bun -- and how you can make your own burgers better!

Photography by Charles Masters

1. Graze Burger

Behold chef Tory Miller&aposs caramelized onion-topped behemoth. You can steal the secret to its unforgettable flavor: bacon inside the patty.

Restaurant: Graze in Madison, WI

Region: Midwest

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Double Cheeseburger

The shaved red onion and a tasty blend of rich cuts (chuck and brisket) have gained chef Linton Hopkin&aposs late-night burger cult status. That and the fact that he turns out only 24 per night!

Restaurant: Holeman & Finch Public House in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Bocado Burger Steak

It&aposs a tie! Purists will appreciate the simplicity of these two juicy patties sandwiched with sweet pickles and ooey, gooey American cheese. Let&aposs face it: Nothing melts better!

Restaurant: Bocado in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

3. Spicy Tuna Burger

Boston&aposs best burger is a refreshing (and addictive!) combo: chopped fresh tuna seasoned with garlic and herbs, spicy sriracha-spiked mayo, a sweet and salty soy glaze, and pickled ginger (the same stuff you&aposre used to eating with sushi).

Restaurant: Parish Cafe in Boston, MA

Region: Northeast

Photography by Charles Masters

4. Sur Burger

Chef and Latin-American food expert Maricel Presilla combines spicy Spanish chorizo with ground beef seasoned with cumin and cayenne. Then she layers on a pureed chile-walnut spread, jalapeño-onion relish and greens.

Restaurant: Cucharamama in Hoboken, NJ

Region: Mid-Atlantic

Photography by Charles Masters

5. Slowburger

This sky-high burger is stacked with gruyère, butter lettuce, homemade ketchup-relish sauce -- and think-cut, beer-battered onion rings.

Restaurant: Slow Bar in Portland, OR

Region: Northwest

Photography by Charles Masters

6. Vie Burger

Chef Paul Virant grills his dry-aged beef burger over a wood fire to give it an extra smoky flavor, then tops it with bacon, aged Wisconsin cheddar, parmesan-spiked aioli and homemade bread-and-butter pickles.

Restaurant: Vie in Western Springs, IL

Region: Great Lakes

Photography by Charles Masters

7. Willis Burger

Chefs seek out this food truck for its imaginatively topped burgers, like this big beef patty with arugula, blue cheese and fig mostarda (a mustard-spiked jam). It&aposs a little sweet, a little spicy, a little creamy -- and all good!

Restaurant: Shindigs Catering in Birmingham, AL

Region: South

Photography by Charles Masters

8. "Off-Menu" Burger

It&aposs not on the menu, but ask and you shall receive chef Mike Anthony&aposs blend of angus short rib, chuck and brisket with aged Vermont cheddar, pickled cipollini onions, thousand island dressing and grainy mustard.

Restaurant: Gramercy Tavern in New York, NY

Region: New York

Photography by Charles Masters

9. Primetime Burger

The definition of decadent? This rich kobe beef patty topped with melted brie, truffle oil-flavored mayo, arugula, caramelized onions and steak sauce. Over-the-top never tasted so good!

Restaurant: Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Austin, TX

Region: Southwest

Photography by Charles Masters

10. Chopped Sirloin

Steakhouse meets brunch with this open-face stunner: You&aposll need a knife and fork to tackle the sirloin patty on thick toasted bread topped with a rich peppercorn sauce and a sunny-side-up egg.

Restaurant: Jar in Los Angeles, CA

Region: West

Photography by Charles Masters

The Recipes

Gotta have &aposem, but can&apost get to these restaurants? Download our online-only cookbook with all 10 of our top burger picks in America.

French Fry Recipes

You can&apost have a burger without a side of fries. Check out delicious recipes that&aposll keep the party going!


The Best Burgers in America

After we tracked down the recipes of our James Beard Award winning chefs&apos favorite burgers, we cooked up a storm and cast our votes. The result: Our (slightly simplified) recipe for the best burger in America plus more of the coolest, craziest, most crave-worthy burgers to ever grace a bun -- and how you can make your own burgers better!

Photography by Charles Masters

1. Graze Burger

Behold chef Tory Miller&aposs caramelized onion-topped behemoth. You can steal the secret to its unforgettable flavor: bacon inside the patty.

Restaurant: Graze in Madison, WI

Region: Midwest

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Double Cheeseburger

The shaved red onion and a tasty blend of rich cuts (chuck and brisket) have gained chef Linton Hopkin&aposs late-night burger cult status. That and the fact that he turns out only 24 per night!

Restaurant: Holeman & Finch Public House in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Bocado Burger Steak

It&aposs a tie! Purists will appreciate the simplicity of these two juicy patties sandwiched with sweet pickles and ooey, gooey American cheese. Let&aposs face it: Nothing melts better!

Restaurant: Bocado in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

3. Spicy Tuna Burger

Boston&aposs best burger is a refreshing (and addictive!) combo: chopped fresh tuna seasoned with garlic and herbs, spicy sriracha-spiked mayo, a sweet and salty soy glaze, and pickled ginger (the same stuff you&aposre used to eating with sushi).

Restaurant: Parish Cafe in Boston, MA

Region: Northeast

Photography by Charles Masters

4. Sur Burger

Chef and Latin-American food expert Maricel Presilla combines spicy Spanish chorizo with ground beef seasoned with cumin and cayenne. Then she layers on a pureed chile-walnut spread, jalapeño-onion relish and greens.

Restaurant: Cucharamama in Hoboken, NJ

Region: Mid-Atlantic

Photography by Charles Masters

5. Slowburger

This sky-high burger is stacked with gruyère, butter lettuce, homemade ketchup-relish sauce -- and think-cut, beer-battered onion rings.

Restaurant: Slow Bar in Portland, OR

Region: Northwest

Photography by Charles Masters

6. Vie Burger

Chef Paul Virant grills his dry-aged beef burger over a wood fire to give it an extra smoky flavor, then tops it with bacon, aged Wisconsin cheddar, parmesan-spiked aioli and homemade bread-and-butter pickles.

Restaurant: Vie in Western Springs, IL

Region: Great Lakes

Photography by Charles Masters

7. Willis Burger

Chefs seek out this food truck for its imaginatively topped burgers, like this big beef patty with arugula, blue cheese and fig mostarda (a mustard-spiked jam). It&aposs a little sweet, a little spicy, a little creamy -- and all good!

Restaurant: Shindigs Catering in Birmingham, AL

Region: South

Photography by Charles Masters

8. "Off-Menu" Burger

It&aposs not on the menu, but ask and you shall receive chef Mike Anthony&aposs blend of angus short rib, chuck and brisket with aged Vermont cheddar, pickled cipollini onions, thousand island dressing and grainy mustard.

Restaurant: Gramercy Tavern in New York, NY

Region: New York

Photography by Charles Masters

9. Primetime Burger

The definition of decadent? This rich kobe beef patty topped with melted brie, truffle oil-flavored mayo, arugula, caramelized onions and steak sauce. Over-the-top never tasted so good!

Restaurant: Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Austin, TX

Region: Southwest

Photography by Charles Masters

10. Chopped Sirloin

Steakhouse meets brunch with this open-face stunner: You&aposll need a knife and fork to tackle the sirloin patty on thick toasted bread topped with a rich peppercorn sauce and a sunny-side-up egg.

Restaurant: Jar in Los Angeles, CA

Region: West

Photography by Charles Masters

The Recipes

Gotta have &aposem, but can&apost get to these restaurants? Download our online-only cookbook with all 10 of our top burger picks in America.

French Fry Recipes

You can&apost have a burger without a side of fries. Check out delicious recipes that&aposll keep the party going!


The Best Burgers in America

After we tracked down the recipes of our James Beard Award winning chefs&apos favorite burgers, we cooked up a storm and cast our votes. The result: Our (slightly simplified) recipe for the best burger in America plus more of the coolest, craziest, most crave-worthy burgers to ever grace a bun -- and how you can make your own burgers better!

Photography by Charles Masters

1. Graze Burger

Behold chef Tory Miller&aposs caramelized onion-topped behemoth. You can steal the secret to its unforgettable flavor: bacon inside the patty.

Restaurant: Graze in Madison, WI

Region: Midwest

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Double Cheeseburger

The shaved red onion and a tasty blend of rich cuts (chuck and brisket) have gained chef Linton Hopkin&aposs late-night burger cult status. That and the fact that he turns out only 24 per night!

Restaurant: Holeman & Finch Public House in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Bocado Burger Steak

It&aposs a tie! Purists will appreciate the simplicity of these two juicy patties sandwiched with sweet pickles and ooey, gooey American cheese. Let&aposs face it: Nothing melts better!

Restaurant: Bocado in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

3. Spicy Tuna Burger

Boston&aposs best burger is a refreshing (and addictive!) combo: chopped fresh tuna seasoned with garlic and herbs, spicy sriracha-spiked mayo, a sweet and salty soy glaze, and pickled ginger (the same stuff you&aposre used to eating with sushi).

Restaurant: Parish Cafe in Boston, MA

Region: Northeast

Photography by Charles Masters

4. Sur Burger

Chef and Latin-American food expert Maricel Presilla combines spicy Spanish chorizo with ground beef seasoned with cumin and cayenne. Then she layers on a pureed chile-walnut spread, jalapeño-onion relish and greens.

Restaurant: Cucharamama in Hoboken, NJ

Region: Mid-Atlantic

Photography by Charles Masters

5. Slowburger

This sky-high burger is stacked with gruyère, butter lettuce, homemade ketchup-relish sauce -- and think-cut, beer-battered onion rings.

Restaurant: Slow Bar in Portland, OR

Region: Northwest

Photography by Charles Masters

6. Vie Burger

Chef Paul Virant grills his dry-aged beef burger over a wood fire to give it an extra smoky flavor, then tops it with bacon, aged Wisconsin cheddar, parmesan-spiked aioli and homemade bread-and-butter pickles.

Restaurant: Vie in Western Springs, IL

Region: Great Lakes

Photography by Charles Masters

7. Willis Burger

Chefs seek out this food truck for its imaginatively topped burgers, like this big beef patty with arugula, blue cheese and fig mostarda (a mustard-spiked jam). It&aposs a little sweet, a little spicy, a little creamy -- and all good!

Restaurant: Shindigs Catering in Birmingham, AL

Region: South

Photography by Charles Masters

8. "Off-Menu" Burger

It&aposs not on the menu, but ask and you shall receive chef Mike Anthony&aposs blend of angus short rib, chuck and brisket with aged Vermont cheddar, pickled cipollini onions, thousand island dressing and grainy mustard.

Restaurant: Gramercy Tavern in New York, NY

Region: New York

Photography by Charles Masters

9. Primetime Burger

The definition of decadent? This rich kobe beef patty topped with melted brie, truffle oil-flavored mayo, arugula, caramelized onions and steak sauce. Over-the-top never tasted so good!

Restaurant: Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Austin, TX

Region: Southwest

Photography by Charles Masters

10. Chopped Sirloin

Steakhouse meets brunch with this open-face stunner: You&aposll need a knife and fork to tackle the sirloin patty on thick toasted bread topped with a rich peppercorn sauce and a sunny-side-up egg.

Restaurant: Jar in Los Angeles, CA

Region: West

Photography by Charles Masters

The Recipes

Gotta have &aposem, but can&apost get to these restaurants? Download our online-only cookbook with all 10 of our top burger picks in America.

French Fry Recipes

You can&apost have a burger without a side of fries. Check out delicious recipes that&aposll keep the party going!


The Best Burgers in America

After we tracked down the recipes of our James Beard Award winning chefs&apos favorite burgers, we cooked up a storm and cast our votes. The result: Our (slightly simplified) recipe for the best burger in America plus more of the coolest, craziest, most crave-worthy burgers to ever grace a bun -- and how you can make your own burgers better!

Photography by Charles Masters

1. Graze Burger

Behold chef Tory Miller&aposs caramelized onion-topped behemoth. You can steal the secret to its unforgettable flavor: bacon inside the patty.

Restaurant: Graze in Madison, WI

Region: Midwest

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Double Cheeseburger

The shaved red onion and a tasty blend of rich cuts (chuck and brisket) have gained chef Linton Hopkin&aposs late-night burger cult status. That and the fact that he turns out only 24 per night!

Restaurant: Holeman & Finch Public House in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Bocado Burger Steak

It&aposs a tie! Purists will appreciate the simplicity of these two juicy patties sandwiched with sweet pickles and ooey, gooey American cheese. Let&aposs face it: Nothing melts better!

Restaurant: Bocado in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

3. Spicy Tuna Burger

Boston&aposs best burger is a refreshing (and addictive!) combo: chopped fresh tuna seasoned with garlic and herbs, spicy sriracha-spiked mayo, a sweet and salty soy glaze, and pickled ginger (the same stuff you&aposre used to eating with sushi).

Restaurant: Parish Cafe in Boston, MA

Region: Northeast

Photography by Charles Masters

4. Sur Burger

Chef and Latin-American food expert Maricel Presilla combines spicy Spanish chorizo with ground beef seasoned with cumin and cayenne. Then she layers on a pureed chile-walnut spread, jalapeño-onion relish and greens.

Restaurant: Cucharamama in Hoboken, NJ

Region: Mid-Atlantic

Photography by Charles Masters

5. Slowburger

This sky-high burger is stacked with gruyère, butter lettuce, homemade ketchup-relish sauce -- and think-cut, beer-battered onion rings.

Restaurant: Slow Bar in Portland, OR

Region: Northwest

Photography by Charles Masters

6. Vie Burger

Chef Paul Virant grills his dry-aged beef burger over a wood fire to give it an extra smoky flavor, then tops it with bacon, aged Wisconsin cheddar, parmesan-spiked aioli and homemade bread-and-butter pickles.

Restaurant: Vie in Western Springs, IL

Region: Great Lakes

Photography by Charles Masters

7. Willis Burger

Chefs seek out this food truck for its imaginatively topped burgers, like this big beef patty with arugula, blue cheese and fig mostarda (a mustard-spiked jam). It&aposs a little sweet, a little spicy, a little creamy -- and all good!

Restaurant: Shindigs Catering in Birmingham, AL

Region: South

Photography by Charles Masters

8. "Off-Menu" Burger

It&aposs not on the menu, but ask and you shall receive chef Mike Anthony&aposs blend of angus short rib, chuck and brisket with aged Vermont cheddar, pickled cipollini onions, thousand island dressing and grainy mustard.

Restaurant: Gramercy Tavern in New York, NY

Region: New York

Photography by Charles Masters

9. Primetime Burger

The definition of decadent? This rich kobe beef patty topped with melted brie, truffle oil-flavored mayo, arugula, caramelized onions and steak sauce. Over-the-top never tasted so good!

Restaurant: Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Austin, TX

Region: Southwest

Photography by Charles Masters

10. Chopped Sirloin

Steakhouse meets brunch with this open-face stunner: You&aposll need a knife and fork to tackle the sirloin patty on thick toasted bread topped with a rich peppercorn sauce and a sunny-side-up egg.

Restaurant: Jar in Los Angeles, CA

Region: West

Photography by Charles Masters

The Recipes

Gotta have &aposem, but can&apost get to these restaurants? Download our online-only cookbook with all 10 of our top burger picks in America.

French Fry Recipes

You can&apost have a burger without a side of fries. Check out delicious recipes that&aposll keep the party going!


The Best Burgers in America

After we tracked down the recipes of our James Beard Award winning chefs&apos favorite burgers, we cooked up a storm and cast our votes. The result: Our (slightly simplified) recipe for the best burger in America plus more of the coolest, craziest, most crave-worthy burgers to ever grace a bun -- and how you can make your own burgers better!

Photography by Charles Masters

1. Graze Burger

Behold chef Tory Miller&aposs caramelized onion-topped behemoth. You can steal the secret to its unforgettable flavor: bacon inside the patty.

Restaurant: Graze in Madison, WI

Region: Midwest

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Double Cheeseburger

The shaved red onion and a tasty blend of rich cuts (chuck and brisket) have gained chef Linton Hopkin&aposs late-night burger cult status. That and the fact that he turns out only 24 per night!

Restaurant: Holeman & Finch Public House in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Bocado Burger Steak

It&aposs a tie! Purists will appreciate the simplicity of these two juicy patties sandwiched with sweet pickles and ooey, gooey American cheese. Let&aposs face it: Nothing melts better!

Restaurant: Bocado in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

3. Spicy Tuna Burger

Boston&aposs best burger is a refreshing (and addictive!) combo: chopped fresh tuna seasoned with garlic and herbs, spicy sriracha-spiked mayo, a sweet and salty soy glaze, and pickled ginger (the same stuff you&aposre used to eating with sushi).

Restaurant: Parish Cafe in Boston, MA

Region: Northeast

Photography by Charles Masters

4. Sur Burger

Chef and Latin-American food expert Maricel Presilla combines spicy Spanish chorizo with ground beef seasoned with cumin and cayenne. Then she layers on a pureed chile-walnut spread, jalapeño-onion relish and greens.

Restaurant: Cucharamama in Hoboken, NJ

Region: Mid-Atlantic

Photography by Charles Masters

5. Slowburger

This sky-high burger is stacked with gruyère, butter lettuce, homemade ketchup-relish sauce -- and think-cut, beer-battered onion rings.

Restaurant: Slow Bar in Portland, OR

Region: Northwest

Photography by Charles Masters

6. Vie Burger

Chef Paul Virant grills his dry-aged beef burger over a wood fire to give it an extra smoky flavor, then tops it with bacon, aged Wisconsin cheddar, parmesan-spiked aioli and homemade bread-and-butter pickles.

Restaurant: Vie in Western Springs, IL

Region: Great Lakes

Photography by Charles Masters

7. Willis Burger

Chefs seek out this food truck for its imaginatively topped burgers, like this big beef patty with arugula, blue cheese and fig mostarda (a mustard-spiked jam). It&aposs a little sweet, a little spicy, a little creamy -- and all good!

Restaurant: Shindigs Catering in Birmingham, AL

Region: South

Photography by Charles Masters

8. "Off-Menu" Burger

It&aposs not on the menu, but ask and you shall receive chef Mike Anthony&aposs blend of angus short rib, chuck and brisket with aged Vermont cheddar, pickled cipollini onions, thousand island dressing and grainy mustard.

Restaurant: Gramercy Tavern in New York, NY

Region: New York

Photography by Charles Masters

9. Primetime Burger

The definition of decadent? This rich kobe beef patty topped with melted brie, truffle oil-flavored mayo, arugula, caramelized onions and steak sauce. Over-the-top never tasted so good!

Restaurant: Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Austin, TX

Region: Southwest

Photography by Charles Masters

10. Chopped Sirloin

Steakhouse meets brunch with this open-face stunner: You&aposll need a knife and fork to tackle the sirloin patty on thick toasted bread topped with a rich peppercorn sauce and a sunny-side-up egg.

Restaurant: Jar in Los Angeles, CA

Region: West

Photography by Charles Masters

The Recipes

Gotta have &aposem, but can&apost get to these restaurants? Download our online-only cookbook with all 10 of our top burger picks in America.

French Fry Recipes

You can&apost have a burger without a side of fries. Check out delicious recipes that&aposll keep the party going!


The Best Burgers in America

After we tracked down the recipes of our James Beard Award winning chefs&apos favorite burgers, we cooked up a storm and cast our votes. The result: Our (slightly simplified) recipe for the best burger in America plus more of the coolest, craziest, most crave-worthy burgers to ever grace a bun -- and how you can make your own burgers better!

Photography by Charles Masters

1. Graze Burger

Behold chef Tory Miller&aposs caramelized onion-topped behemoth. You can steal the secret to its unforgettable flavor: bacon inside the patty.

Restaurant: Graze in Madison, WI

Region: Midwest

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Double Cheeseburger

The shaved red onion and a tasty blend of rich cuts (chuck and brisket) have gained chef Linton Hopkin&aposs late-night burger cult status. That and the fact that he turns out only 24 per night!

Restaurant: Holeman & Finch Public House in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Bocado Burger Steak

It&aposs a tie! Purists will appreciate the simplicity of these two juicy patties sandwiched with sweet pickles and ooey, gooey American cheese. Let&aposs face it: Nothing melts better!

Restaurant: Bocado in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

3. Spicy Tuna Burger

Boston&aposs best burger is a refreshing (and addictive!) combo: chopped fresh tuna seasoned with garlic and herbs, spicy sriracha-spiked mayo, a sweet and salty soy glaze, and pickled ginger (the same stuff you&aposre used to eating with sushi).

Restaurant: Parish Cafe in Boston, MA

Region: Northeast

Photography by Charles Masters

4. Sur Burger

Chef and Latin-American food expert Maricel Presilla combines spicy Spanish chorizo with ground beef seasoned with cumin and cayenne. Then she layers on a pureed chile-walnut spread, jalapeño-onion relish and greens.

Restaurant: Cucharamama in Hoboken, NJ

Region: Mid-Atlantic

Photography by Charles Masters

5. Slowburger

This sky-high burger is stacked with gruyère, butter lettuce, homemade ketchup-relish sauce -- and think-cut, beer-battered onion rings.

Restaurant: Slow Bar in Portland, OR

Region: Northwest

Photography by Charles Masters

6. Vie Burger

Chef Paul Virant grills his dry-aged beef burger over a wood fire to give it an extra smoky flavor, then tops it with bacon, aged Wisconsin cheddar, parmesan-spiked aioli and homemade bread-and-butter pickles.

Restaurant: Vie in Western Springs, IL

Region: Great Lakes

Photography by Charles Masters

7. Willis Burger

Chefs seek out this food truck for its imaginatively topped burgers, like this big beef patty with arugula, blue cheese and fig mostarda (a mustard-spiked jam). It&aposs a little sweet, a little spicy, a little creamy -- and all good!

Restaurant: Shindigs Catering in Birmingham, AL

Region: South

Photography by Charles Masters

8. "Off-Menu" Burger

It&aposs not on the menu, but ask and you shall receive chef Mike Anthony&aposs blend of angus short rib, chuck and brisket with aged Vermont cheddar, pickled cipollini onions, thousand island dressing and grainy mustard.

Restaurant: Gramercy Tavern in New York, NY

Region: New York

Photography by Charles Masters

9. Primetime Burger

The definition of decadent? This rich kobe beef patty topped with melted brie, truffle oil-flavored mayo, arugula, caramelized onions and steak sauce. Over-the-top never tasted so good!

Restaurant: Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Austin, TX

Region: Southwest

Photography by Charles Masters

10. Chopped Sirloin

Steakhouse meets brunch with this open-face stunner: You&aposll need a knife and fork to tackle the sirloin patty on thick toasted bread topped with a rich peppercorn sauce and a sunny-side-up egg.

Restaurant: Jar in Los Angeles, CA

Region: West

Photography by Charles Masters

The Recipes

Gotta have &aposem, but can&apost get to these restaurants? Download our online-only cookbook with all 10 of our top burger picks in America.

French Fry Recipes

You can&apost have a burger without a side of fries. Check out delicious recipes that&aposll keep the party going!


The Best Burgers in America

After we tracked down the recipes of our James Beard Award winning chefs&apos favorite burgers, we cooked up a storm and cast our votes. The result: Our (slightly simplified) recipe for the best burger in America plus more of the coolest, craziest, most crave-worthy burgers to ever grace a bun -- and how you can make your own burgers better!

Photography by Charles Masters

1. Graze Burger

Behold chef Tory Miller&aposs caramelized onion-topped behemoth. You can steal the secret to its unforgettable flavor: bacon inside the patty.

Restaurant: Graze in Madison, WI

Region: Midwest

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Double Cheeseburger

The shaved red onion and a tasty blend of rich cuts (chuck and brisket) have gained chef Linton Hopkin&aposs late-night burger cult status. That and the fact that he turns out only 24 per night!

Restaurant: Holeman & Finch Public House in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Bocado Burger Steak

It&aposs a tie! Purists will appreciate the simplicity of these two juicy patties sandwiched with sweet pickles and ooey, gooey American cheese. Let&aposs face it: Nothing melts better!

Restaurant: Bocado in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

3. Spicy Tuna Burger

Boston&aposs best burger is a refreshing (and addictive!) combo: chopped fresh tuna seasoned with garlic and herbs, spicy sriracha-spiked mayo, a sweet and salty soy glaze, and pickled ginger (the same stuff you&aposre used to eating with sushi).

Restaurant: Parish Cafe in Boston, MA

Region: Northeast

Photography by Charles Masters

4. Sur Burger

Chef and Latin-American food expert Maricel Presilla combines spicy Spanish chorizo with ground beef seasoned with cumin and cayenne. Then she layers on a pureed chile-walnut spread, jalapeño-onion relish and greens.

Restaurant: Cucharamama in Hoboken, NJ

Region: Mid-Atlantic

Photography by Charles Masters

5. Slowburger

This sky-high burger is stacked with gruyère, butter lettuce, homemade ketchup-relish sauce -- and think-cut, beer-battered onion rings.

Restaurant: Slow Bar in Portland, OR

Region: Northwest

Photography by Charles Masters

6. Vie Burger

Chef Paul Virant grills his dry-aged beef burger over a wood fire to give it an extra smoky flavor, then tops it with bacon, aged Wisconsin cheddar, parmesan-spiked aioli and homemade bread-and-butter pickles.

Restaurant: Vie in Western Springs, IL

Region: Great Lakes

Photography by Charles Masters

7. Willis Burger

Chefs seek out this food truck for its imaginatively topped burgers, like this big beef patty with arugula, blue cheese and fig mostarda (a mustard-spiked jam). It&aposs a little sweet, a little spicy, a little creamy -- and all good!

Restaurant: Shindigs Catering in Birmingham, AL

Region: South

Photography by Charles Masters

8. "Off-Menu" Burger

It&aposs not on the menu, but ask and you shall receive chef Mike Anthony&aposs blend of angus short rib, chuck and brisket with aged Vermont cheddar, pickled cipollini onions, thousand island dressing and grainy mustard.

Restaurant: Gramercy Tavern in New York, NY

Region: New York

Photography by Charles Masters

9. Primetime Burger

The definition of decadent? This rich kobe beef patty topped with melted brie, truffle oil-flavored mayo, arugula, caramelized onions and steak sauce. Over-the-top never tasted so good!

Restaurant: Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Austin, TX

Region: Southwest

Photography by Charles Masters

10. Chopped Sirloin

Steakhouse meets brunch with this open-face stunner: You&aposll need a knife and fork to tackle the sirloin patty on thick toasted bread topped with a rich peppercorn sauce and a sunny-side-up egg.

Restaurant: Jar in Los Angeles, CA

Region: West

Photography by Charles Masters

The Recipes

Gotta have &aposem, but can&apost get to these restaurants? Download our online-only cookbook with all 10 of our top burger picks in America.

French Fry Recipes

You can&apost have a burger without a side of fries. Check out delicious recipes that&aposll keep the party going!


The Best Burgers in America

After we tracked down the recipes of our James Beard Award winning chefs&apos favorite burgers, we cooked up a storm and cast our votes. The result: Our (slightly simplified) recipe for the best burger in America plus more of the coolest, craziest, most crave-worthy burgers to ever grace a bun -- and how you can make your own burgers better!

Photography by Charles Masters

1. Graze Burger

Behold chef Tory Miller&aposs caramelized onion-topped behemoth. You can steal the secret to its unforgettable flavor: bacon inside the patty.

Restaurant: Graze in Madison, WI

Region: Midwest

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Double Cheeseburger

The shaved red onion and a tasty blend of rich cuts (chuck and brisket) have gained chef Linton Hopkin&aposs late-night burger cult status. That and the fact that he turns out only 24 per night!

Restaurant: Holeman & Finch Public House in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Bocado Burger Steak

It&aposs a tie! Purists will appreciate the simplicity of these two juicy patties sandwiched with sweet pickles and ooey, gooey American cheese. Let&aposs face it: Nothing melts better!

Restaurant: Bocado in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

3. Spicy Tuna Burger

Boston&aposs best burger is a refreshing (and addictive!) combo: chopped fresh tuna seasoned with garlic and herbs, spicy sriracha-spiked mayo, a sweet and salty soy glaze, and pickled ginger (the same stuff you&aposre used to eating with sushi).

Restaurant: Parish Cafe in Boston, MA

Region: Northeast

Photography by Charles Masters

4. Sur Burger

Chef and Latin-American food expert Maricel Presilla combines spicy Spanish chorizo with ground beef seasoned with cumin and cayenne. Then she layers on a pureed chile-walnut spread, jalapeño-onion relish and greens.

Restaurant: Cucharamama in Hoboken, NJ

Region: Mid-Atlantic

Photography by Charles Masters

5. Slowburger

This sky-high burger is stacked with gruyère, butter lettuce, homemade ketchup-relish sauce -- and think-cut, beer-battered onion rings.

Restaurant: Slow Bar in Portland, OR

Region: Northwest

Photography by Charles Masters

6. Vie Burger

Chef Paul Virant grills his dry-aged beef burger over a wood fire to give it an extra smoky flavor, then tops it with bacon, aged Wisconsin cheddar, parmesan-spiked aioli and homemade bread-and-butter pickles.

Restaurant: Vie in Western Springs, IL

Region: Great Lakes

Photography by Charles Masters

7. Willis Burger

Chefs seek out this food truck for its imaginatively topped burgers, like this big beef patty with arugula, blue cheese and fig mostarda (a mustard-spiked jam). It&aposs a little sweet, a little spicy, a little creamy -- and all good!

Restaurant: Shindigs Catering in Birmingham, AL

Region: South

Photography by Charles Masters

8. "Off-Menu" Burger

It&aposs not on the menu, but ask and you shall receive chef Mike Anthony&aposs blend of angus short rib, chuck and brisket with aged Vermont cheddar, pickled cipollini onions, thousand island dressing and grainy mustard.

Restaurant: Gramercy Tavern in New York, NY

Region: New York

Photography by Charles Masters

9. Primetime Burger

The definition of decadent? This rich kobe beef patty topped with melted brie, truffle oil-flavored mayo, arugula, caramelized onions and steak sauce. Over-the-top never tasted so good!

Restaurant: Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Austin, TX

Region: Southwest

Photography by Charles Masters

10. Chopped Sirloin

Steakhouse meets brunch with this open-face stunner: You&aposll need a knife and fork to tackle the sirloin patty on thick toasted bread topped with a rich peppercorn sauce and a sunny-side-up egg.

Restaurant: Jar in Los Angeles, CA

Region: West

Photography by Charles Masters

The Recipes

Gotta have &aposem, but can&apost get to these restaurants? Download our online-only cookbook with all 10 of our top burger picks in America.

French Fry Recipes

You can&apost have a burger without a side of fries. Check out delicious recipes that&aposll keep the party going!


The Best Burgers in America

After we tracked down the recipes of our James Beard Award winning chefs&apos favorite burgers, we cooked up a storm and cast our votes. The result: Our (slightly simplified) recipe for the best burger in America plus more of the coolest, craziest, most crave-worthy burgers to ever grace a bun -- and how you can make your own burgers better!

Photography by Charles Masters

1. Graze Burger

Behold chef Tory Miller&aposs caramelized onion-topped behemoth. You can steal the secret to its unforgettable flavor: bacon inside the patty.

Restaurant: Graze in Madison, WI

Region: Midwest

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Double Cheeseburger

The shaved red onion and a tasty blend of rich cuts (chuck and brisket) have gained chef Linton Hopkin&aposs late-night burger cult status. That and the fact that he turns out only 24 per night!

Restaurant: Holeman & Finch Public House in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Bocado Burger Steak

It&aposs a tie! Purists will appreciate the simplicity of these two juicy patties sandwiched with sweet pickles and ooey, gooey American cheese. Let&aposs face it: Nothing melts better!

Restaurant: Bocado in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

3. Spicy Tuna Burger

Boston&aposs best burger is a refreshing (and addictive!) combo: chopped fresh tuna seasoned with garlic and herbs, spicy sriracha-spiked mayo, a sweet and salty soy glaze, and pickled ginger (the same stuff you&aposre used to eating with sushi).

Restaurant: Parish Cafe in Boston, MA

Region: Northeast

Photography by Charles Masters

4. Sur Burger

Chef and Latin-American food expert Maricel Presilla combines spicy Spanish chorizo with ground beef seasoned with cumin and cayenne. Then she layers on a pureed chile-walnut spread, jalapeño-onion relish and greens.

Restaurant: Cucharamama in Hoboken, NJ

Region: Mid-Atlantic

Photography by Charles Masters

5. Slowburger

This sky-high burger is stacked with gruyère, butter lettuce, homemade ketchup-relish sauce -- and think-cut, beer-battered onion rings.

Restaurant: Slow Bar in Portland, OR

Region: Northwest

Photography by Charles Masters

6. Vie Burger

Chef Paul Virant grills his dry-aged beef burger over a wood fire to give it an extra smoky flavor, then tops it with bacon, aged Wisconsin cheddar, parmesan-spiked aioli and homemade bread-and-butter pickles.

Restaurant: Vie in Western Springs, IL

Region: Great Lakes

Photography by Charles Masters

7. Willis Burger

Chefs seek out this food truck for its imaginatively topped burgers, like this big beef patty with arugula, blue cheese and fig mostarda (a mustard-spiked jam). It&aposs a little sweet, a little spicy, a little creamy -- and all good!

Restaurant: Shindigs Catering in Birmingham, AL

Region: South

Photography by Charles Masters

8. "Off-Menu" Burger

It&aposs not on the menu, but ask and you shall receive chef Mike Anthony&aposs blend of angus short rib, chuck and brisket with aged Vermont cheddar, pickled cipollini onions, thousand island dressing and grainy mustard.

Restaurant: Gramercy Tavern in New York, NY

Region: New York

Photography by Charles Masters

9. Primetime Burger

The definition of decadent? This rich kobe beef patty topped with melted brie, truffle oil-flavored mayo, arugula, caramelized onions and steak sauce. Over-the-top never tasted so good!

Restaurant: Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Austin, TX

Region: Southwest

Photography by Charles Masters

10. Chopped Sirloin

Steakhouse meets brunch with this open-face stunner: You&aposll need a knife and fork to tackle the sirloin patty on thick toasted bread topped with a rich peppercorn sauce and a sunny-side-up egg.

Restaurant: Jar in Los Angeles, CA

Region: West

Photography by Charles Masters

The Recipes

Gotta have &aposem, but can&apost get to these restaurants? Download our online-only cookbook with all 10 of our top burger picks in America.

French Fry Recipes

You can&apost have a burger without a side of fries. Check out delicious recipes that&aposll keep the party going!


The Best Burgers in America

After we tracked down the recipes of our James Beard Award winning chefs&apos favorite burgers, we cooked up a storm and cast our votes. The result: Our (slightly simplified) recipe for the best burger in America plus more of the coolest, craziest, most crave-worthy burgers to ever grace a bun -- and how you can make your own burgers better!

Photography by Charles Masters

1. Graze Burger

Behold chef Tory Miller&aposs caramelized onion-topped behemoth. You can steal the secret to its unforgettable flavor: bacon inside the patty.

Restaurant: Graze in Madison, WI

Region: Midwest

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Double Cheeseburger

The shaved red onion and a tasty blend of rich cuts (chuck and brisket) have gained chef Linton Hopkin&aposs late-night burger cult status. That and the fact that he turns out only 24 per night!

Restaurant: Holeman & Finch Public House in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

2. Bocado Burger Steak

It&aposs a tie! Purists will appreciate the simplicity of these two juicy patties sandwiched with sweet pickles and ooey, gooey American cheese. Let&aposs face it: Nothing melts better!

Restaurant: Bocado in Atlanta, GA

Region: Southeast

Photography by Charles Masters

3. Spicy Tuna Burger

Boston&aposs best burger is a refreshing (and addictive!) combo: chopped fresh tuna seasoned with garlic and herbs, spicy sriracha-spiked mayo, a sweet and salty soy glaze, and pickled ginger (the same stuff you&aposre used to eating with sushi).

Restaurant: Parish Cafe in Boston, MA

Region: Northeast

Photography by Charles Masters

4. Sur Burger

Chef and Latin-American food expert Maricel Presilla combines spicy Spanish chorizo with ground beef seasoned with cumin and cayenne. Then she layers on a pureed chile-walnut spread, jalapeño-onion relish and greens.

Restaurant: Cucharamama in Hoboken, NJ

Region: Mid-Atlantic

Photography by Charles Masters

5. Slowburger

This sky-high burger is stacked with gruyère, butter lettuce, homemade ketchup-relish sauce -- and think-cut, beer-battered onion rings.

Restaurant: Slow Bar in Portland, OR

Region: Northwest

Photography by Charles Masters

6. Vie Burger

Chef Paul Virant grills his dry-aged beef burger over a wood fire to give it an extra smoky flavor, then tops it with bacon, aged Wisconsin cheddar, parmesan-spiked aioli and homemade bread-and-butter pickles.

Restaurant: Vie in Western Springs, IL

Region: Great Lakes

Photography by Charles Masters

7. Willis Burger

Chefs seek out this food truck for its imaginatively topped burgers, like this big beef patty with arugula, blue cheese and fig mostarda (a mustard-spiked jam). It&aposs a little sweet, a little spicy, a little creamy -- and all good!

Restaurant: Shindigs Catering in Birmingham, AL

Region: South

Photography by Charles Masters

8. "Off-Menu" Burger

It&aposs not on the menu, but ask and you shall receive chef Mike Anthony&aposs blend of angus short rib, chuck and brisket with aged Vermont cheddar, pickled cipollini onions, thousand island dressing and grainy mustard.

Restaurant: Gramercy Tavern in New York, NY

Region: New York

Photography by Charles Masters

9. Primetime Burger

The definition of decadent? This rich kobe beef patty topped with melted brie, truffle oil-flavored mayo, arugula, caramelized onions and steak sauce. Over-the-top never tasted so good!

Restaurant: Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Austin, TX

Region: Southwest

Photography by Charles Masters

10. Chopped Sirloin

Steakhouse meets brunch with this open-face stunner: You&aposll need a knife and fork to tackle the sirloin patty on thick toasted bread topped with a rich peppercorn sauce and a sunny-side-up egg.

Restaurant: Jar in Los Angeles, CA

Region: West

Photography by Charles Masters

The Recipes

Gotta have &aposem, but can&apost get to these restaurants? Download our online-only cookbook with all 10 of our top burger picks in America.

French Fry Recipes

You can&apost have a burger without a side of fries. Check out delicious recipes that&aposll keep the party going!