The Great American Burger Book - How to Make Authentic Regional Hamburgers at Home rby George Motz


The Great American Burger Book showcases a wide range of regional hamburger styles and cooking methods. Author and burger expert George Motz covers traditional grilling techniques as well as how to smoke, steam, poach, and deep-fry burgers based on signature recipes from around the country.

Regional burgers include:

  • The tortilla burger of New Mexico
  • The classic New York–style pub burger
  • The fried-onion burger of Oklahoma
  • Hawaii’s Loco Moco
  • Iowa’s Loose Meat Sandwich
  • The Cuban Frita from Florida
  • Minnesota’s Jucy Lucy
  • The Pastrami Burger from Utah
  • And many, many more!

Motz writes in his introduction, “Across America, burger diversity abounds. The unique flavors and textures of our best burgers run deep, and they begin with the regional methods by which burgers are cooked, well before toppings (both traditional and far-out) are introduced. In my many years of research around the country I have discovered that burgers can be smoked, stuffed, smashed, steamed, deep-fried, grilled, breaded, and poached. . . . They are mouthwatering variations on a theme.”