When it gets close to 100 degrees, I'd rather not stand outside sweltering over the grill waiting for my burgers to cook.
Instead, I'd rather retreat to my air-conditioned kitchen and make these from about.com.
Yield: 4 servings
1 small onion, sliced
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1 tablespoon butter
1 pound lean ground beef or ground chuck
4 slices rye bread
8 to 16 ounces sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
4 slices Swiss cheese
Thousand Island Dressing, optional
dill pickle slices, optional
SautÃ© the onion slices in butter; set aside. Shape ground beef into four patties; fry in skillet or broil to desired doneness, turning to evenly brown. Place hamburger patties on the rye bread slices on a broiler rack.
Top burgers with sauerkraut, onion, and cheese. Broil until cheese is melted. Serve with Thousand Island dressing or pickle slices if desired.