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4th of July Cheeseburgers
with watermelon and potato chips

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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!


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


  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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  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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