Gallery: 29 Classic American Recipes We Love

Juicy Broiled Burgers
Juicy Broiled Burgers
The burger is an American pastime unto itself. This one has everything we love in a good burger: Gooey melted cheese, a thick patty with plenty of juice and a crust to seal in all that moisture. Get the recipe!
Ultra Crispy Burgers
Ultra Crispy Burgers
Some people prefer thinner, diner-style burgers instead of big thick patties. This one has a unique meat blend that allows the slender patty to form a crisp crust but still stay juicy on the inside. Get the recipe!
Perfect Thin and Crispy French Fries
Perfect Thin and Crispy French Fries
Perhaps the cardinal rule of edible American classics is that you can't have a burger without fries alongside. Here's the perfect recipe that tops fast food fries. Get the recipe!
Foolproof Jucy Lucy
Foolproof Jucy Lucy
The Jucy Lucy is a revolutionary way to consume a cheeseburger − with the cheese inside instead of on top. Test this one out for yourself, just be careful to avoid a blowout. Get the recipe!
Planked Meatloaf
Planked Meatloaf
In a twist on the typical baked loaf, we grill it on a plank. We promise it will taste just as good, if not better. Especially with a side of mashed potatoes.
Individual Meatloaves
Individual Meatloaves
Crisp Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Crisp Grilled Cheese Sandwich
What's better than a grilled cheese? A grilled cheese that's coated on the outside with crispy Parmesan, that's what! Perfect on its own or dipped into tomato soup. Get the recipe!
Classic Potato Salad
Classic Potato Salad
So many things can go wrong in a potato salad. Too much mayo, bland potatoes, soggy mix-ins, you name it. This one solves all of those problems, making it a staple side dish in your upcoming summer barbeques. Get the recipe!
Grilled Corn with Chili Lime Butter
Grilled Corn with Chili Lime Butter
This recipe significantly ups the flavor quotient from your typical corn on the cob. Give it a try next time you barbeque and you might never go back to the old plain version. Get the recipe!
Maple Baked Beans
Maple Baked Beans
The secret ingredient to world-changing baked beans is pork. Good quality, salty, cured, fatty pork will make you look down on the ketchupy, mushy baked beans of your past. Get the recipe!
Brown Butter Cornbread
Brown Butter Cornbread
Brown butter gives this cornbread a warm, nutty flavor, making it far superior to the bland cornbreads of your past. Get the recipe!
Cheese and Pepper Cornbread
Cheese and Pepper Cornbread
This isn't a super-sweet cornbread, nor is it crumbly. The measurements for the cheddar and red peppers don't have to be exact; use more or less, as you desire. Get the recipe!
Great Deviled Eggs
Great Deviled Eggs
Like it or not, deviled eggs are having a major moment right now in restaurants across the country. Make a great version in the comfort of your own home (probably at a much lower price). Get the recipe!
Cheddar and Scallion Biscuits
Cheddar and Scallion Biscuits
Biscuits are a great vehicle either for sandwiches or to mop up a sauce alongside a main dish. But this variation is just as good on their own. Get the recipe!
The World's Best Biscuits
The World's Best Biscuits
A classic recipe that every good home cook should have in their repertoire. With a dough that's rolled, folded, and beaten down a total of seven times for optimal flakiness and breathtaking height, and a honey-butter glaze to drizzle on top, it's impossible to go wrong with these biscuits. Get the recipe &187;

[Photograph: Quentin Bacon]

Sloppy Joes
Sloppy Joes
No longer a mysterious school cafeteria dish feared by students, this will make the whole family happy... Get the recipe!
Sloppy Joe Nachos
Sloppy Joe Nachos
...Or better yet, pour a similar mixture over tortilla chips and top with queso dip for the ultimate Superbowl snack. Get the recipe!
Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Coleslaw
Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Coleslaw
Our own Serious Eats cookbook recipe creates backyard barbeque that reaches professional quality. Get the recipe!
Grilled Hot Dogs with Sauerkraut
Grilled Hot Dogs with Sauerkraut
Though burgers often take the spotlight in summer barbeques, we will always have a soft spot in our hearts (and stomachs) for the perfect grilled dog complete with tangy toppings. Get the recipe!
Andrew Carmellini's Fried Chicken
Andrew Carmellini's Fried Chicken
For Andrew Carmellini, perfecting fried chicken involves the perfect marriage of super juicy meat and super crispy skin. We already knew he could nail it at his restaurants, but with this recipe from American Flavor, replicating his juicy-crispy-perfectly-seasoned fried chicken at home is a delicious reality. Get the recipe!
Fried Chicken, Honey Butter and Biscuit Sandwiches
Fried Chicken, Honey Butter and Biscuit Sandwiches
This sandwich combines so many of our favorite things that our heads might explode. But not before we finish every last bite.
Cheesy Chili Mac
Cheesy Chili Mac
Make a simple ground beef chili, add it to a simple stovetop mac and cheese, then bake the whole thing off with extra cheese for a yummy dish worth the excessive calories. Get the recipe!
Andrew Carmellini's Chicken Pot Pie
Andrew Carmellini's Chicken Pot Pie
As satisfying and hearty as the pot pie is, it's a difficult task to take the humble dish from homey to glamorous. But Andrew Carmellini has the ability to transform food from comforting to breathtaking. Get the recipe!
Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup
Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup
Roasting the chicken with thyme adds extra flavor to classic noodle soup. Get the recipe!
Perfect Apple Pie
Perfect Apple Pie
There's nothing as American as apple pie, a fact that spawned a hit song and a whole series of movies. Get your own slice of Americana with this recipe. Get the recipe!
Sweet Cherry Pie
Sweet Cherry Pie
This recipe highlights the natural sweetness of the cherries without overwhelming them. Get the recipe!
Basic Brownies
Basic Brownies
These brownies are not a mocha-macchiato-molten-center brownie, a death-by-triple-truffle brownie, or a cheesecake-chocolate-crack brownie. They're just a good 'ole basic brownie. No hoopla, nothing fancy, but soul satisfying good. Get the recipe!
David Lebovitz's Chocolate Chip Cookies
David Lebovitz's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Once the dough is assembled it's divided into four pieces, rolled into logs and refrigerated until firm. This technique is most commonly associated with icebox or refrigerator cookies, but works well for this version of the standby. Get the recipe!
Brioche Monkey Bread
Brioche Monkey Bread
This addictive sweet is perfect for serving at brunch with lots of people around. Making it alone is too dangerous. Get the recipe!