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The All American Burger: A Labor Day Weekend Recipe

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By: Maren Swanson - July 12th, 2014

The 4th of July just brings the patriotism out in me. Mind you I'm a very festive and celebratory kind of gal, but the waving flags, fireworks and all-around friendliness of everyone makes me feel a sense of community and appreciation on Independence Day. Combine all of those ingredients along with my holiday leftovers and you have the recipe for my latest culinary creation: The All-American Burger.

Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese
Pickled Red Onions

Let's celebrate the iconic burger by adding some classic American garnishes! I promise you, the flavors are explosive and satisfying. I used an all beef patty with only 9% fat content and my all time favorite cheddar cheese, Tillamook. I chose a simple sesame seed bun so the flavors of the other ingredients would really stand out. My new favorite technique with my onions is to soak them in red wine vinegar for about 10 minutes so it gives them a "quick-pickled" effect.

The All-American Burger Recipe

Summer is all about grilling and barbecuing, so prepare these All-American burgers for a real Labor Day success. If you don't want to make full burgers, then turn this dish into bite-size sliders for the perfect mouthful of food; just size down the toppings to fit the sliders and use tootpick to keep the ingredients in place. Feel like being a little bit naughty? Add some bacon slices to this burger, too! What type of drink or beer would you pair with this burger? Let me know in the comment box below.

The All-American Burger