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The Boston Globe

Food & dining

Burgers for the grill. Hold the beef.

Burgers are having their moment. The popularity of patties sandwiched inside buns is soaring, with burger joints opening all over. But you don’t have to fight crowds or stand in long lines to enjoy this typical American meal. Burgers are easy to make at home and great for entertaining, especially well-suited for large groups gathering on the holiday weekend. Light the grill on Memorial Day and you’ve officially welcomed summer, whatever the temperature.

Under the burger umbrella are a dizzying array of patties on a wide range of buns. For most of us, a burger is the ultimate comfort food, whether it’s made of beef, pork, chicken, seafood, vegetables, grains, or some combination. Dress it up or keep it simple. Do what you’re in the mood for.

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