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Top Ten Burgers in Greater Phoenix

You can thank the St. Louis World Fair of 1904 for being the launching pad for the hamburger as we know it (at one point, it was called the hamburger sandwich). Today, the round patty in a bun is the primary way in which the Western world consumes beef. When it comes to burgers in the greater Phoenix area, we're offering up 10 of our favorites.

10.) Tijuana Torpedo from The Chuckbox
According to Paul Marquardt, supervisor of this legendary burger joint in Tempe, no one at the restaurant, which has been in business nearly 40 years, knows where the Tijuana Torpedo came from. The ingredients don't seem like much -- two patties, jalapeño jack cheese, and green chiles -- but this smoky, fragrant burger has two secrets to its success: a mesquite charcoal grill and "Magic Dust," a secret blend of spices whose origin, like the burger itself, is a mystery.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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