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5 Tips for Grilling the Best Burgers

5 Tips for Grilling the Best Burgers

May is considered to be National Burger Month across America. We are a country that loves its burgers, and we enjoy grilling them outdoors when the weather allows. Each person in the country eats an average of three burgers per week, or around 150 burgers per year. This adds up to a hefty 40 billion burgers consumed per year in the country. Still, one thing we can all agree on, whether we are eating beef burgers, turkey burgers, or veggie burgers, is that not all burgers are created equal.

“There’s a wide range of burgers out there today, and achieving a great burger comes down to the steps you take to prepare and grill it,” explains Mark Bucher, founder of BGR The Burger Joint. “If you take the proper steps to create a great grilled burger, you will have one. If you don’t put much effort into it, then it will show.”

Here are 5 tips for grilling up the best burgers:

Tips for Using Tomatoes, And Why You Should

Tips for Using Tomatoes, And Why You Should

America is a country that loves its tomatoes. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, not only do we produce around $2 billion worth of tomatoes per year, making us the second largest tomato producing country in the world, but tomatoes are also the 4th most popularly eaten produced vegetable in the country (although technically it’s a fruit). There are a lot of health and taste reasons to use tomatoes; it’s just a matter of knowing which ones to use, and when.

“Tomatoes are the first major garden item to ripen,” explains Chef Scott Jenkins, the chef of Arlington-based Extra Virgin restaurant. “Tomatoes are so versatile and flavorful, the possibilities seem endless. It is truly the work horse of an Italian kitchen, from soups and salads to sauces and main entree features.”