Hamburger, Sloppy Joe, Salisbury Steak Recipes

Our growing section on hamburgers will help you understand all the angles in making big fat juicy steakburgers or thin crispy diner burgers, and the techniques are very different! We'll take you on a tour of the regional styles of hamburgers, help you select the right buns, cheeses, toppings and bottomings, and give you the secret sauce recipe.

pimento cheeseburger
Once upon a time, hamburgers were the All-American inexpensive meals that Dad was allowed to immolate in the back yard until they looked, and tasted... read more
burger brioche
The succulent Steakhouse Steakburger is the elusive beast that I stalked for years. Like a lion hunting wildebeest in the Serengeti, I came home... read more
salisbury steak
In the 1850s, Dr. James Henry Salisbury, a New York doctor, conducted methodical research on vegetable extracts, serving them to cats and dogs and... read more
double cheeseburgers
In 1924, according to his obit in TIME magazine, 16 year old Lionel Clark Sternberger, "experimentally dropped a slab of American cheese on a... read more
New Mexico Green Chile Cheeseburger
The Green Chile Cheeseburger is one of the few truly authentic regional styles of burger in the nation. It seems as if every bar and burger joint in... read more
toasted hamburger buns
The hamburger bun deserves more attention than it gets. It serves multiple functions. Here is the job description for the Ultimate Hamburger Bun:... read more
double cheeseburgers
Close your eyes and think of the best hamburger you've ever had. In a restaurant, right? Let's fix this. Let's all go from Grasshopper to Burger Zen... read more
hamburger condiments
The Sutter Home Winery's Build a Better Burger Contest puts a lot of emphasis on the condiments. "In my opinion," says James McNair, Honorary... read more
hamburgers in a meat grinder
When you grind your own hamburgers you are assured of the freshest meat, just the right fat to lean ratio, and you know that the meat hasn't been... read more
sloppy joe sandwich
Best thing the cafeteria ladies ever made were the Sloppy Joes, and don't tell my Mom, but her version never lived up to the competition. Years later... read more


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