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Restaurant Style Burger #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

Today for #SundaySupper we are celebrating beef!  We are going to show you different ways and cuts of beef.  Well when I heard that we were working with The Beef Checkoff, I knew right away what I wanted to make.  I have been on a BBQ kick for weeks.  I have been watching grilling shows, cook offs and Dinners Drive-Ins and Dives and after watching these shows I had to make a Restaurant Style Hamburger.  You truly have no idea how excited I was t make these burgers.  After watching all of these shows I learned the concept of making a good burger.  I took what I learned and I am sharing it with you today!  I have to tell you the burgers that I made are the best gourmet burgers I have ever made.  They truly are restaurant quality.  Not to toot my own horn, but I honestly think they are in my top 10 best burgers I have ever had and you know what, my family agreed. To make these burgers I used 8 oz of ground chuck (80/20) and 8 oz. ground sirloin (90/10). Normally I go for 96% lean but I wanted a good, juicy, thick burger. I actually went to my local butcher shop to make sure I got the best beef possible. I was right, the burgers turned out so juicy and the taste of the beef was OMG good! I cooked the burgers in a cast iron skillet (the key to the perfect burger) and used my spatula to flattened them and to give them a crusty bottom. Then I flipped my burgers and cooked it for 5 more minutes and then placed a thick cut of cheddar cheese over the top. Now this is my favorite part. Add 2 tablespoons of water in the skillet and cover the skillet with a lid. In 30 seconds the cheese melts to perfection! This was the moment when I felt I was working in a diner! Truly amazing!! The smell of the burgers cooking was out of this world. I’m drooling thinking of it. But wait that’s not all! In a separate skillet I cooked caramelized onions, after all a gourmet burger needs onions. The onions were tender, and so full of flavor without being overly greasy.  Now the rolls! I did something so bad, but I had to do it. I bought super soft kaiser rolls from the grocery store and I brushed them with a butter and garlic mixture to give them a different level of flavor. It was like a light garlic bread flavor, but not too over-bearing. Yes I used butter, but I had too! I was on the mission for the best burger ever. But a burger isn’t a burger without bacon! I added just one slice of bacon for a nice pinch of saltiness and well bacon flavor. Then the last thing I added was some spice. I made a chipotle sauce by using greek yogurt, mayonnaise and chipotle in adobo sauce. Dabbed a lot of it on my burger and oh my gosh, burger heaven. This my friends is what I call the ultimate burger. Since this was a treat I am not sharing calories with you! If you want to know, just ask.

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A hearty, flavorful gourmet hamburger made with sirloin and chuck ground beef, topped with melted cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, bacon and a spicy chipotle sauce. This is truly a restaurant style burger
Serves: 3 5½ oz burgers
  • 8 oz. ground chuck (20/80)
  • 8 oz ground sirloin (90/10)
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • 3 slices cheddar cheese (I used thick slice)
  • ½ large onion, sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 3 kaiser rolls
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • ¼ tsp. garlic, minced
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked
  • Chipotle Dressing:
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt, plain
  • 1 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, diced
  1. In a bowl, add ground chuck, ground sirloin, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. Measure out 5.5 oz of beef, and shape into a patties. You should have 3 patties; set a side.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat; add 2 tablespoons of canola oil and onions. Cook until tender and caramelized; about 10 minutes. Put into a bowl; set a side.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, add butter and garlic, cook in the microwave for 40 seconds until butter is melted; mix well.
  4. Cut rolls in half horizontally. With a pastry brush, brush the butter and garlic mixture to the insides of each bun. Place on a baking sheet and broil for 2 minutes, just until lightly golden. Be careful not to burn the rolls.
  5. In a cast iron skillet, add 1 tablespoon of canola oil. Add beef patties. With a spatula press the burgers for 2½ minutes until a crust forms on the bottom. Flip the burger and cook for 5 more minutes or until desired doneness. Top each patty with a slice of cheese. Add two tablespoons of water and cover the skillet. Cook until cheese is melted; about 30 seconds.
  6. Place burger on bottom piece of bun, top each patty with 1 slice of bacon, ⅓ of the onion mixture and chipotle dressing. Top with remaining half of bun. Serve immediately. Note: You can add lettuce and tomato if desired.
  7. To make chipotle sauce: In a bowl add greek yogurt, mayonnaise and chipotle peppers. Mix until combined. Note: Use more or less chipotle peppers for desired spiciness.
You can prep the ingredients ahead of time. I formed my patties the day before and covered and placed in the refrigerator until ready to cook.

I cooked my bacon the night before. By placing the bacon on a baking sheet, cooking in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Drained the fat off the pan, flipped the bacon and cooked for 2 minutes more. Cover and store in the refrigerator. I reheated the bacon in the skillet for about 2 minutes to crisp up.

You can also make the chipotle dressing a day ahead.
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Serving size: 1 Cheeseburger
Guys, these are the best burgers ever and honestly they didn’t take that long to make. I prepped all of my ingredients the night before and when I came home from work it took about 20 minutes and my burgers were done. So worth it! This was truly a treat to make and to eat! I can’t wait to make them again!! My best advice is to cook the beef in a cast iron skillet! I will be cooking my burgers like that from now on.

I highly recommend checking out the Beef Pintrest Board for some more great recipes. You can go here!

You can also find The Beef Checkoff at the following places.


Make sure you check out what the rest of the gang from #SundaySupper made with beef. There are so many cuts of beef and it is so versatile, that I can’t wait to see what the others made. Afterall I can always use more beef recipes.

Have a great Sunday!



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