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4th of July Cheeseburgers
with watermelon and potato chips

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

Celebrate 4th of July with this classic American dish. Enjoy with your favorite condiments and toppings. Vegetarians can look forward to a Mediterranean style Portabello burger. As for sides, we're keeping it simple and all-American with sliced watermelon and potato chips!

Ingredients

Servings:
4
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4th of July Cheeseburgers:
  • Red onions - 1, 1/4 cup diced, rest sliced
  • Ground beef - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Ketchup - 1 Tbsp ((Plus more for serving))
  • Garlic powder - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Worcestershire - 1 Tbsp
  • American cheese - 4 slices
  • Burger buns - 4
  • Beefsteak tomatoes - 1 to 2, for burger toppings
  • Green lettuce - 1 small head, for burger toppings
  • Watermelon (small) - 1, sliced
  • Mustard - for serving
  • Potato chips - , for serving

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Prep

  1. Onions - Dice / Slice thinly for topping
  2. Burger - Using hands, mix together ground meat, diced onions, ketchup, garlic powder, salt, and Worcestershire. Form into four 1" (2.5 cm) thick patties, and make a depression in the center with your thumb.

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Make

  1. Brush patties with some cooking oil and salt and pepper. Heat up grill or grill pan over high heat. Grill burgers for about 7 minutes for medium-rare, turning once. Add cheese in the last minute or two of cooking. (10 minutes for medium; 12 to 15 minutes for well-done)
  2. Toast buns on grill or in a 400F (204C) degree oven for about 3 to 4 minutes. Prep burger toppings and sides - tomatoes, lettuce, and watermelon.
  3. Enjoy with desired toppings and condiments and slices of watermelon and potato chips!

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7 reviews

Very delicious! I made them as sliders on Hawaiian rolls. Would definitely make again! Tasted just like meatloaf!

By: Julia
Posted: Oct 25, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Hubby and I enjoyed these yesterday - the burgers were really flavorful - I did form them into patties and put them in the fridge for a couple hours before cooking (inside in a frying pan).

By: Tami
Posted: Jun 29, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Amazing burgers. Lots of flavor. My husband calls them mini meat loaves.

By: Michelle
Posted: Jun 07, 2015
Diet: Original
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These were great and the watermelon on the side was a great match. We will prepare this again!

By: Kelli
Posted: Apr 14, 2015
Diet: Original
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Make sure you really mix up the meat well... mine had salty pockets. It was so cold it hurt my hands and I was a bit lazy!

By: Marabeth
Posted: Sep 03, 2014
Diet: Original
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So flavorful and delicious! I've never made a successful burger before and this was a total home run for my two girls and husband.

By: Carson
Posted: Feb 02, 2014
Diet: Original
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