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All-American backyard burger

Get ready for your Fourth of July cook out with this burger recipe! Get this recipe and more in my Around The Table cookbook and follow me on instagram at @martinamcbride and  @aroundthetableofficial!

All – American Backyard Burger

5 pounds ground chuck (at least 80% lean)

3 cups finely chopped spinach (optional)

1 cup chopped sweet onion

3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper

vegebtable oil for the grill

12 cheese slices (American, Monterey, Jack, pepper jack)

12 hamburger buns


Apple-wood smoked bacon lices cooked and halved

tomatoe slices

green leaf lettuce leaves

white onion slices

dill or sweet and spicy sliced pickles ( I like Wickles Pickles brand)


Yellow mustard



1. Preheat the grill to medium-high. in large bowl, mix the bround beef, spinach, onion, Worcestershire Sauce, and 3 tablespoons of salt and pepper

2. divide the meat equally into 12 portions and form into patties about 1 inch thick.  Season both sides of patties lightly with salt and pepper.

3. Lightly brush the grill grates with vegetable oil and place patties on the grates.  grill the patties for 4 to 5 minutes, then flip and grill 4 minutes more for medium. Place a slice of cheese on top of the patties and grill for an additional 1 minute, or until melted. Toast the buns (if desired), cut sides down, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly toasted.

4. serve burgers with desrired toppings.