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Uncle! We give up! You win! Here are those burger recipes ...

June 23, 2011 | 11:41 am

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We received nearly 90 recipes in our first-ever Battle of the Burgers. Readers voted for their favorites, and we took the top 20 vote-getters and went to work in the L.A. Times Test Kitchen. We planned to print our five favorites in the June 30 Food section, just in time for your 4th of July barbecue planning.

For many of you, though, that wasn't good enough. You wanted your burger recipes, and you wanted them yesterday. Well, we heard you! We did everything we could to speed up the production process so that we could post the recipes online ASAP. This is no easy task. Each recipe is subject to repeated testings so that you can rest assured it will work in your kitchen. Recipes must then be written and recast and formatted in L.A. Times style and then edited and copyedited. And then there's the food styling, photographing, photo editing ... whew

But enough of all that boring stuff. Let's get to the burgers. Here, without further ado, are our Top 5 favorites in our first-ever Battle of the Burgers:

If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we want to know about it so we can showcase it on the blog, and occasionally in print. Upload your photos of the finished dish here.

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Photo: Our Top 5 burgers in the Battle of the Burgers. (You may be thinking, "Hey! What gives? There are eight burgers in that picture!" That's because the sliders are all part of one recipe.) Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

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