Burgers, Ground Beef Brisket with Double Cheese

July 23, 2010
Photo by lapadia
Author Notes

There are many ways to make delicious burgers; grilling ground up beef brisket patties topped with melted cheese, encased in an artisan cheesy-topped bun is my best. When grilling burgers I always plan on the time needed to bake my buns, it truly makes for a double cheese burger experience from the inside and out!

If you are not in a baking mood, make sure to buy your favorite artisan buns, melt 2 ounces of shredded cheese over the top and set them aside until needed.

Note: My brisket adaptation was created after watching Tyler Florence make his Ultimate Brisket Burger.

Test Kitchen Notes

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 —The Editors

  • Serves 6
  • 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
  • Sea salt & Fresh ground pepper
  • Olive oil on hand for brushing both, the beef patties and insides of the sliced buns
  • 6 (1 oz. slices) of a cheese of your choice
  • Note: for cheese burger buns (see step 6, below, for recipe link)
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • 6 beefsteak tomato slices
  • An array of other favorite burger accompaniments - although this burger is perfect as is
In This Recipe
  1. Combine the meat and next 3 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.
  2. Once the grill is ready; brush patties with olive oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper and grill to your taste.
  3. After the patties have been flipped, top with cheese and grill until cheese melts and beef is cooked to desired doneness.
  4. Cut buns and brush with olive oil, grill cut side down…just to mark them.
  5. Slather both sides of the bun with mayo, add the melted cheese patty to the bottom half of bun, top with lettuce & tomato. Add any of your favorite burger accompaniments, and finally, top with the cheesy half of the bun.
  6. Cheese Burger Buns, on site at:

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