Burgers are an American classic. Make them your own with toppings such as cheese slices, sliced beefsteak tomatoes, raw red and white onion (also tasty when grilled), ketchup, mustard, pickles, jalapenos, mayonnaise, and Boston lettuce leaves.
Ground beef chuck with at least 20 percent fat produces the juiciest burgers. When making the patties, don't overwork the meat; that way, the burgers will stay nice and moist. Pat gently -- never squeeze or compress the beef.
This kid's classic and favorite leaves time for the family to enjoy summer evenings together. The recipe for the flavorful meat sauce can easily be doubled. Feel free to make a big
batch of it over the weekend, then freeze it in smaller portions for busy weeknights.