You might never want to admit it, but don't your burgers sometimes resemble a rock or a pile of dirt more than our American favorite? If your burgers are dry, crumbly, and sort of round, you're going about it all wrong.

Overcooking your meat, while safer for people unsure in the kitchen, can make for a dry, tasteless, juiceless meal that's hardly worth the time you took to grill it. Fortunately, chef Thomas Joseph has some ways to prevent that from happening (besides...you know, not overcooking your food).

Tips like buying the correct kind of meat, creating the correctly shaped meat patty, and not pressing your meat onto the grill can go a long way towards burger success. Try it out at your next cookout.