Burger of the Gods

80 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofAlton Brown

Total: 30 min Prep: 10 min Cook: 20 min

Yield: 3 servings



  • 8 ounces chuck, trimmed, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 8 ounces sirloin, trimmed, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • In separate batches, pulse the chuck and the sirloin in a food processor 10 times. Combine the chuck, sirloin, and kosher salt in a large bowl. Form the meat into 5-ounce patties.

  • Heat a cast iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Place the hamburger patties in the pan. For medium-rare burgers, cook the patties for 4 minutes on each side. For medium burgers, cook the patties for 5 minutes on each side. Flip the burgers only once during cooking.

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Show: Good Eats
Episode: Daily Grind

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80 Ratings

I've made these twice now. Cook 3 minutes in each side and perfect medium rare. Tender and juicy. Alton has another delicious technique.  See All Reviews Post Review

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