5 Top Chefs Share Their Favorite Burger Recipes

Master the grill this July 4th

There's no better way to kick off the upcoming long weekend than by throwing a backyard bash. This Fourth of July get your red, white, and blue decor up and your grill out. With no food more quintessentially American than the burger, we grilled five New York City chefs for details on what makes their restaurant versions so mouthwateringly popular with the masses. In addition to sharing their recipes, they revealed their most treasured summer memories, favorite food and drink pairings, and go-to cookout songs.

From beef and pork to turkey and vegan patties, these food aficionados infuse basic burger ingredients with a little epicurean flair and some complementary fix-ins to make one first-rate assembly that will wow guests at any cookout. If you're looking for something a little more special than just the standard Le Big Mac, take their lead and make room on your grill for some master class burgers you're about to learn to make in the gallery below. No one with functioning tastebuds will be able to turn them down.