I've learned with my own boys that when I put the words "build your own" in front of anything, they're on board. We do this at least once a week, with tacos or burgers. What's exciting here isn't so much the recipe, but the assembly. Of course, kids will be more interested in the meal when they've participated in the decision-making process. So at your summer barbecues, set up a kids' station, put all of the condiments in separate bowls, and let your kids build their own burger! It's fun, creative, and fosters good eating!
*You can use any bread you'd like - even a hot dog bun cut in half. Kings Hawaiian bread is a bit sweet, and kids always love it!
*To check that you've seasoned the meat to your liking, make a tiny test burger (a bite) before shaping all of the meat.