An All-American holiday calls for an All-American meal, which only All-American Burgers can sate! The simplicity of All-American Burgers—juicy ground beef, a few light spices, and some breadcrumbs for structure—places the meatiness of the patty front and center with no frills. That means you can enjoy the All-American beefiness of the burger with only the flavors you love best on top of the fluffy buns. All-American Burgers are independent burgers perfect for Independence Day!
Ingredients• 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs • 1 large egg, lightly beaten • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/2 teaspoon pepper • 1 pound of ground beef • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 4 sesame seed hamburger buns, split • burger toppings, such as lettuce, tomatoes, etc., of your choice, to taste
Preheat the grill on medium heat (or the broiler).
In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, egg, salt, and pepper.
Add the beef and mix lightly but thoroughly.
Shape the meat mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.
Press a shallow indentation in the center of each patty with your thumb.
Brush both sides of the patties with olive oil.
Grill or broil the burgers until they reach 155-160 degrees F internally, about 4-5 minutes per side.
Serve the burgers on the buns with your favorite toppings.