My Best Burger

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
8 burgers
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
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!


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