Slideshow: 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!
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!
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!
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;

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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!
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!
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!
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!