Photo: David Hillegas; Styling: Linda Hirst
Makes 4 servings

Ground chuck (20% to 25% fat) makes the tastiest bites. For tender, juicy burgers, don't overwork the meat when forming it into patties.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°). Rinse wood chips in water; drain, and place on a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Fold foil over, and seal sides to make a packet. Poke several holes in top. Place foil-wrapped chips on grill grate or hot coals.

Step 2

Whisk together vinegar, sugar, celery seed, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl; toss with cucumber ribbons. Set aside.

Step 3

Grill burgers, covered with grill lid, 5 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or until desired degree of doneness. Transfer burgers to a platter, and sprinkle with pepper and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Top each burger with 1 cheese slice; tent loosely with aluminum foil to keep warm.

Step 4

Grill buns 1 minute. Meanwhile, squeeze excess liquid from reserved cucumbers. Place burgers on buns, and top evenly with tomato slices and cucumber relish.

Ratings & Reviews

castiers's Review

May 12, 2013