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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.
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 —The Editors
- 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
- 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.
- 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 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.
- Cheese Burger Buns, on site at: http://food52.com/recipes/4776-cheesy-buns
- This recipe is a Community Pick!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Fair Food
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Beef Burgers