Cheeseburger – double or single


I do know you know the way to make a cheeseburger…. however because it seems, I’ve some ideas you would possibly discover helpful! From the very best beef to the very best bun to the very best cheese, at present’s burger recipe additionally comes along with your selection of two selfmade burger sauces – a tomato one or my fast creamy Particular Burger Sauce.

The one query actually is – single or double cheeseburger??

Stack of double and single cheeseburgers

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Cheeseburger recipe

Anyone who claims the sight of a giant juicy cheeseburger doesn’t get their blood pumping is both manufactured from stone or a vegetarian.

And anyone studying that is neither of these issues, proper?? 😂 We’re individuals who maintain burgers like we’re clutching onto expensive life, like this! ⬇⬇⬇

Hand holding double cheeseburger
It’s all MINE!

And we’re individuals who go gah gah over sights like this (although under no circumstances does the next characterize actuality as a result of who cuts burgers with a knife??):

Cut face of Double Cheeseburger with Special Burger Sauce
Double cheeseburger with Particular Burger Sauce

Footage accomplished. Onto enterprise – the way to make them!


What you want for an amazing cheeseburger

Right here is (in my humble opinion) what it’s essential to make an amazing cheeseburger:

1. The meat – don’t get (too) snobby

Beef mince / ground beef for burger patties

My easy view: The higher the meat, the higher the flavour, however I might by no means flip my nostril up at a burger made with on a regular basis grocery store beef.

For firm: 50/50 brisket and chuck with 20% fats, floor to order by the butcher. Brisket brings actually good beefy flavour, and chuck for texture.

On a regular basis: Commonplace beef mince from the grocery retailer which could be a combination of any minimize of beef however often predominantly chuck. Fattier = juicy and extra flavourful. Lean = positive however not as juicy. You decide. (guess which facet I’m erring in the direction of!😂)

Single vs double cheeseburger: The choice is completely as much as you. I take advantage of 150g / 5 oz per patty for a 10cm / 4″ large bun, so simply double up in order for you a double. Sure, a double is massive and mighty and indulgent…. nevertheless it’s such a superb deal with!

Single vs double cheeseburger

2. The cheese – processed authenticity

For the traditional cheeseburger skilled, we go processed all the way in which. Lately in Australia, there’s even cheese helpfully labelled “Burger Slices” so we are able to’t get it improper!

Best cheese for cheeseburgers

However don’t let my loyalty to processed cheese cease you from utilizing any melting cheese you need. Swiss, cheddar, tasty, colby, gruyere – and even fancier, when you so need / your pockets stretches that far!

3. The bun – comfortable and white

Gentle white buns, ideally with sesame seeds, are (in my humble opinion) the one option to go. Gentle is crucial so it turns into one with all the pieces jammed inside. There’s a time and place for crusty artisan breads, however now is just not it!

Soft white burger buns for cheeseburgers

There’s additionally a time for wholemeal breads, seeded breads and olive studded breads – however once more, now is just not the time! 😂 (I jest, ignore me, use no matter bread you need.)

As for dimension….

I at all times search out burger buns round 10cm / 4″ in diameter. Why? As a result of I like my patties to cowl the bun from edge to edge, and it turns into somewhat extra logistically difficult to make patties bigger than 10cm if you think about a 25% shrinkage as they cook dinner.

Nothing is extra irritating than taking a large chew of a burger solely to finish up with a mouthful of bread and no beef!

So my rule of thumb is 10cm / 4″ of so. It’s a secure dimension, and likewise a sensible dimension in that it’s a filling meal for one particular person, even somebody with a hearty urge for food comparable to myself.

4. The inexperienced stuff and pickled stuff

Lettuce tomato gherkins and onion for Cheeseburgers
  • Lettuce – Cos/romaine and shredded iceberg lettuce are about as traditional as you will get with burgers. If you wish to get connoisseur with child greens, rocket/arugula, spinach and even kale, go proper forward (I promise I’m not judging you!).

  • Onion – Uncooked pink onion rings are my onion of selection. I just like the chew of freshness they carry to all of the beefiness and juiciness. For individuals who discover them too harsh, options are to cube them then scatter only a bit in your burger, or cook dinner bizarre (not pink) onions as a substitute.

  • Tomato – As with the onion, tomato brings a contact of welcome freshness to this stack of goodness.

  • Pickles (BIG!) – Go for massive gherkins relatively than small ones, else you’ll find yourself with a burger scattered with dozens of tiny little gherkin rounds!

5. The sauce

And final however not least – the sauces. You may go together with the usual ketchup and/or mustard. However at present, I’m additionally sharing 2 selfmade burger sauces:

  1. Particular Burger Sauce – an orangey/pinky mayonnaise based mostly sauce, a blatant copycat of a preferred burger sauce bought at grocery shops; and

  2. Tomato Burger Sauce – primarily a fast tomato chutney. However is has a extra savoury flavour which I believe fits burgers higher than conventional chutney which is historically fairly candy and flavoured with issues like ginger, chilli and cardamom.

OK! The substances accomplished, let’s transfer onto the cook dinner half!


The right way to make (nice!) cheeseburgers

In case your BBQ isn’t an choice, crank up your vary hood and cook dinner indoors in a heavy forged iron skillet. Give your non-stick pan the evening off – it doesn’t cope properly with excessive warmth cooking!

1. The cheeseburger patty

How to make great Cheeseburgers
  1. Type patties – Separate the meat into 4 mounds, or 8 if making double cheeseburgers. Gently roll right into a ball (not firmly, we wish tender patties not rock laborious ones!) then press down right into a patty that’s barely bigger than the burger bun, to think about cooking shrinkage.

    As famous above, I like utilizing buns which can be most 10 cm / 4″ large so the patty dimension is manageable. In case your buns are a lot bigger, I’d suggest utilizing extra beef else you’ll find yourself with wafer skinny patties, or patties which can be approach smaller than your buns!

  2. Tip #1 – Dent your patty for dome prevention and shrinkage discount. Use your fingers or the again of your hand to press a dent into the centre of the patty. This prevents the patty from doming because it cooks which implies you gained’t have to press down laborious with a spatula to maintain it flat which makes the burgers laborious and squeezes juice out! Primarily, the dent anticipates the dome so you find yourself with a flat burger patty as soon as cooked.

    It additionally reduces shrinkage. Neat trick I picked up from Bobby Flay a few years in the past!

  3. The dent – Right here’s what it appears to be like like. It doesn’t must be even for deep, only a slight inwards curve of any form and dimension is ok.

  4. Tip #2 – Salt JUST earlier than cooking. My 2nd key tip is to solely salt the patty simply earlier than cooking. In the event you salt your patty forward of time and go away it sitting round, the cooked patty finally ends up a lot firmer. Go forward and provides it a go, if it’s essential to see it for your self! 🙂 I salt mine whereas the skillet is pre-heating.

2. Cooking the patties

How to make great Cheeseburgers
  1. Forged iron skillet – Preheat oil in a heavy based mostly cast-iron skillet over excessive warmth till it is rather, extremely popular. Why a cast-iron skillet? As a result of it’s made for prime warmth quick cooking so we are able to get an amazing caramelised darkish brown crust with out overcooking the within. This burger patty cooks in 3 minutes flat!

    Don’t have a cast-iron skillet? You should use a non-stick frying pan however simply warmth the oil till scorching, not smoking. Don’t cook dinner it as aggressively as I do within the recipe video beneath (ie very extremely popular skillet) else you’ll harm the non stick coating. You most likely gained’t get fairly the identical color on the crust however keep away from the temptation to cook dinner for longer as you’ll find yourself with overcooked insides.

  2. 3 minute cook dinner – Place 2 or 4 patties within the skillet (relying on skillet dimension) and cook dinner the primary facet for 1 1/2 minutes, urgent down LIGHTLY with a spatula. Observe the emphasis on “evenly”! No person likes dense, laborious patties the place all of the juice has been squeezed out throughout the cooking section!

  3. Flip & cheese – Flip the burgers then instantly high with cheese and cook dinner for an additional 1 1/2 minutes.

  4. Melted! And have a look at that. Completely cooked patty and melted cheese draped over it. Sheer perfection!

Cheeseburger patty with melted cheese

3. Assembling cheeseburgers

How I make cheeseburgers

That is the order wherein I wish to construct burgers as a result of I believe it’s essentially the most secure. Anyone who’s bitten into a large burger solely to have a slice of tomato squirt out the again finish is aware of precisely what I’m speaking about!

  1. Toast the buns underneath the grill/broiler for a couple of minutes till gentle golden. I solely do the minimize face as a result of I wish to hold the floor comfortable. Utilizing your BBQ? Simply pop them face down straight onto the grill.

  2. Smear with sauce of selection. Within the picture above I’m utilizing my selfmade tomato chutney burger sauce and within the video you’ll additionally see me utilizing my creamy pink Particular Burger Sauce. Don’t make me select – typically I take advantage of each. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  3. Lettuce > tomato > patty – I put lettuce first as a result of it form of “sticks” to the sauce adopted by tomato then the patty (or patties!).

  4. Gherkins > onion – Subsequent, gherkins scattered throughout the cheese (they form of stick which is good) then onion.

  5. Sauce on lid – Then I often smear the sauce on the lid although if I’m feeling additional saucy I’ll spoon the sauce straight onto the burger stack as a substitute or (gasp shock horror!) in addition to. 😇

  6. Jam the lid on high then devour!

Freshly made Double Cheeseburger ready to be eaten

Cheeseburger Disclaimer

I do know this cheeseburger recipe incorporates daring statements concerning what I believe makes an amazing cheeseburger. Nonetheless, I’ve at all times been a agency believer that it’s best to by no means let anybody inform you what it’s best to or mustn’t put in your burger.

And that features me. 😂 So actually, make yours how you want. Ignore all my ideas, do what you need. And share your Nice Burger Suggestions within the feedback beneath! – Nagi x

PS If crispy fries is in your MUST HAVE listing with burgers, I complete heartedly agree. And my lengthy awaited fries recipe is coming subsequent week! I promise you’ll love them. They’re a recreation changer. 😇


Watch the way to make it

PS I filmed this throughout a time when there have been recent produces provide points so I needed to resort to butter lettuce. I survived.

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Stack of cheeseburgers

Cheeseburgers (double or single)

Servings4

Faucet or hover to scale

Recipe video above. This cheeseburger recipe assumes your bun is 10cm/4″ large. If it is bigger, chances are you’ll need to scale up the meat so you do not find yourself with wafer-thin patties or a burger patty that is a lot smaller than your bun. No person likes biting into bread with no beef!!Slather with sauce of selection although for a very nice burger expertise, attempt my Particular Burger Sauce (fast, no cook dinner) or my Tomato Chutney for Burgers.

Elements

Mighty Double Cheeseburgers:

All the pieces else you want:

Directions

  • Patties: Separate the meat into 4 equal parts, or 8 if making double cheeseburgers (do it!). Gently roll every portion into balls then press down into spherical patties which can be barely bigger than your bun to permit for shrinkage (12 cm / 4.7″ large, 1 cm / 0.4″ thick for a 10cm / 4″ burger bun).

  • Put together: Get all of your burger bits and items out and able to use. Do not salt your beef till simply earlier than cooking (it toughens the meat).

  • Toast buns: Preheat the grill to excessive. Place the bread minimize face up on a tray and toast for 3 to five minutes till gentle golden. Put aside.

  • Dent patty: Sprinkle one facet of patties with half the salt and pepper. Flip, then press a dent into the center of every patty. This prevents them from doming up when cooking and reduces shrinkage (thanks Bobby Flay!). Sprinkle this dented facet with the remaining salt and pepper.

  • Preheat 1 tablespoon oil in a big forged iron skillet over excessive warmth till extremely popular – smoking scorching! (Observe 6)

  • Cook dinner: Cook dinner 2 to 4 patties (no matter suits within the pan) for 1 1/2 minutes. Press down evenly with a spatula (not too laborious else the meat juices squeeze out!). Flip, then instantly high with a slice of cheese. Cook dinner for an additional 1 1/2 minutes (cheese will soften by itself!) then switch burgers to a tray to relaxation for 3 minutes.

  • Assemble: Slather the bottom of the bun along with your sauce of selection. My order of meeting: lettuce, tomato, burger (x 2 for double!), gherkins, onion, sauce on bun lid, jam it on high of the stack. DEVOUR.

  • {Fries coming subsequent week. Be ready to swoon, they’re epic!}

Recipe Notes:

Batch cooking: In case you are making a giant batch, hold buns and cooked patties heat in a 50°C/122°F oven whilst you proceed cooking.
1. Beef high quality:

  • My favorite mix for flavour and juiciness – 50/50 brisket and chuck, floor to order from the butcher, with 20% fats.
  • Grocery store mince – No person in my circles turns their nostril up at burgers made with grocery store beef mince. The trick is to comply with my particular route to salt it simply earlier than cooking because the patty is way extra tender as soon as cooked. And likewise, lean = much less flavour and fewer juicy (fats is the place beef flavour is).

2. Burger buns – See intro for commentary. Brioche buns are premium, else any comfortable white buns that aren’t too gigantic (why-oh-why are Aussie hamburger buns so BIG?? So laborious to cook dinner hamburger patties that dimension!). Doesn’t need to be known as hamburger buns, you’ll be able to simply get comfortable white rolls (finest to skip crusty/seedy/wholemeal/fancy stuff).
3. Cheese – for a real cheeseburger expertise, go for the processed cheese! Bought in Australian grocery shops helpfully labelled “burger cheese”, see in publish for picture.
4. Onion – In the event you’re not a fan of uncooked onion (I personally like the way it breaks up the richness of the burger), you’ll be able to both cube then scatter over the sauce on the bottom of the bun (like McDonald’s does) or cook dinner it in somewhat oil with a pinch of salt and pepper (I’d use brown/yellow onions as a substitute).
5. Gherkins – giant is simply extra sensible so that you solely want just a few slices to cowl the burger. In the event you solely have the small ones available, slice them vertically relatively than rounds
6. Pan – In the event you’ve solely acquired a non stick pan, that’s positive however simply don’t cook dinner your burger as aggressively as I do in a smoking scorching skillet else you’ll destroy your non stick coating. You gained’t get fairly the identical charring however it is going to nonetheless be scrumptious!
7. Vitamin – Per burger, counting burgers, toppings and buns solely. Condiments together with Particular Sauce not included.

Vitamin Info:

Energy: 755cal (38%)Carbohydrates: 28g (9%)Protein: 45g (90%)Fats: 51g (78%)Saturated Fats: 22g (138%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 3gMonounsaturated Fats: 20gTrans Fats: 2gLdl cholesterol: 146mg (49%)Sodium: 750mg (33%)Potassium: 727mg (21%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 6g (7%)Vitamin A: 1166IU (23%)Vitamin C: 11mg (13%)Calcium: 533mg (53%)Iron: 5mg (28%)

Lifetime of Dozer

Expensive Dozer followers – don’t miss Dozer’s cameo in at present’s recipe video. Don’t fear in regards to the recipe, simply skip straight to 1 minutes 55 seconds to see Dozer.😂

And right here he’s, trying mighty unimpressed on the unhappy McDonald’s Large Mac I acquired for inspection functions – to match the pink burger sauce to my recipe. (Spoiler: no comparability!!!)



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