I have not eaten a hamburger in nearly 20 years. But the recent NY Times article about the perfect burger and all its parts inspired us to have a cookout for the 4th of July.
Shelley and I had ribeyes and one top sirloin ground. We mixed this with an organic ground beef. We seasoned with (lotsa) salt and pepper only and dimpled the big patties.
Grill master Rocky cooked them perfectly -- he seared them and then smoke infused 'em. We buttered and grilled the buns.
The result: the best burger I have ever eaten.
Our 15 bestest brought delicious sides, deviled eggs and pies; and with sparklers, it was an amazing 4th.