Author Notes: What is a Fair without a cheeseburger? There are hundreds of ways to make a burger, but for me, a grilled lean beef patty goes hand and hand with an artisan cheesy bun to make the best. So when I make burgers, I bake homemade buns topped with cheese, and then add a beef patty with melted cheese to create a "double" cheeseburger. - lapadia - lapadia
Food52 Review: I asked my butcher to grind the meat for me and he was very willing. Having the meat freshly ground made a huge difference in the quality and flavor. Only the simplest of seasoning was needed to round out the flavors. These were by far the best burgers I've ever made. I like the simplicity of the recipe because it is open to many interpretations. You could leave these as is or add all the ingredients your family likes. This recipe is a real winner! - HeritageCook - A&M
- 1 (2-1/2 pound) flat cut beef brisket; ground twice, or, have your butcher grind for you
- 1/2 teaspoon Worchester sauce
- 1 clove pressed garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon toasted onion powder
- 6 (1 oz. slices) of a cheese of your choice
- Iceberg lettuce
- 6 beefsteak tomato slices
- An array of other favorite burger accompaniments - although this burger is perfect as is
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Sea salt & Fresh ground pepper
- 6 cheesy buns (F52 recipe link below)
- NOTE: If you are not in a baking mood, buy some artisan buns from your favorite bakery, melt 2 ounces of shredded cheese on top and set aside until needed.
- Combine the meat and next 4 ingredients; toss to combine. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions. Gently shape each portion into a patty – sized to fit the bun. Make a thumbprint in the middle of each patty, the indentation helps the patty hold its shape.
- Once the grill is ready; brush patties with olive oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper and grill to your taste.
- After the patties have been flipped, top with cheese and grill until cheese melts and beef is cooked to desired doneness.
- Cut buns and brush with olive oil, grill cut side down…just to mark them.
- Slather the bun with mayo, add the melted cheese patty, lettuce, tomato and top with the cheesy half of the bun.
- This brisket adaptation was created after watching Tyler Florence make his Ultimate Brisket Burger.