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For Father's Day, Simple Ingredients And Good Technique Make The Best Burgers

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Side view of outdoor grill loaded with thick hamburgers.
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Don't press or mash your patties once you put them on the grill lest you squeeze out the moisture and fat that makes the best burger, said Alex Pope.

Whether you're a grilling novice or veteran, one Kansas City meat master has advice for selecting and preparing the right patty, the ideal number of toppings and more.

The perfect grilled burger requires just a few ingredients and some simple instructions.

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