My Best Burger

Total Time:
20 min
15 min
5 min

8 burgers

  • Butter, at room temperature, for the buns and griddle
  • 8 sesame burger buns
  • 1 pound ground brisket
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices Cheddar
  • 8 slices yellow American cheese
  • 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • Hamburger pickles, for topping
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
  • Mayonnaise, for spreading
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Generously butter the flat sides of the burger buns. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, use your hands to combine the brisket, chuck, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Divide the mixture into 8 even portions and form into patties.

  • Heat a cast-iron griddle or skillet over high heat and brush with butter. Put the burgers on the hot griddle and season with a sprinkle of salt. Cook until browned, about 2 minutes, then flip and top each with a slice of Cheddar and a slice of American (form a "star" with the cheese slices so the cheese completely envelopes the burger patty). Cook, using a large metal bowl to dome the burgers and allow the cheese to melt, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the burgers to a baking sheet and dome with the bowl to keep hot. Place the buns on the griddle butter-side down to quickly toast.

  • Place the patties on the bottom buns and top with onions, tomatoes, pickles and a pile of lettuce. Spread a generous dollop of mayo on the top buns and place the buns on the burgers. Eat and enjoy!

View All

Cooking Tips
More Recipes and Ideas
Loading review filters...

    This recipe is featured in:

    The Kitchen