Skill Level: Moderate
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Necessary Items: Black Angus ground beef, maple syrup, bacon, apples, cheddar, rolls

Supermarket patties slapped on a Martin's Potato Roll can only take you so far. If you want to make a grown-up burger that will have friends and neighbors lined up around the block, trying adding some offbeat mix-ins to your beef. CIA-trained chef Jason Royal goes beyond the basics and elevates his patty with maple syrup, McIntosh apples, and bacon. Recreate his New England-inspired burger with this fool-proof recipe from Food52.