Never completely read through this sticky before. I just did. Lot's of great burgers, kaftas, and other ground meats. I'll have to try to duplicate some or all of them.
I have no pictures but will take some the next time I make them but this is my favorite burger ...
1/2 lb. ground beef - either 80/20 or 85/15 - formed into a 1/2 - 3/4" patty
grill to just the medium side of medium rare
top with ...
a generous helping of Maytag or other good quality blue cheese
2 slices thick cut bacon
grilled or sauteed onion & jalapeno
my favorite, imported from Cleveland, Stadium Mustard
I am very particular about the bread I eat but not so particular about the burger buns I buy - the cheapy store brand work for me. Besides, I worked in a commercial bakery for a couple of summers when I was in school, and they're the same bun as the name brands - just in a different bag at 1/2 the price.