Ever watch the Parks and Recreation episode where characters Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) and Chris Traeger (Rob Lowe) face-off in a burger cooking competition? The short version is that Chris’s meticulously prepared turkey burger, with a long list of ingredients sourced from the store Grain n’ Simple, loses badly to Ron’s straightforward formula, which features ground beef from Food and Stuff grilled to cave-man perfection and slapped on a squishy white bun.
Whether you like them fussy or stripped down, summertime backyard burgers are officially on the menu.
Read on for a few easy tips to make sure yours deliver every time. This story originally appeared in a May 2018 edition of 225 Dine.