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Cheeseburger – double or single


I do know you know the way to make a cheeseburger…. however because it seems, I’ve some ideas you may discover helpful! From the very best beef to the very best bun to the very best cheese, at the moment’s burger recipe additionally comes together with your alternative 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

Thank You.

A really huge thanks for the extremely supportive, excited response to the cookbook pre-order announcement final week! I need to admit, hitting publish on that publish was a scary second. The entire time, I stored up a cheery face to my writer, my staff, household and associates, exuding confidence and pleasure.

What a complete lie! 😂 Inside, I used to be a whole nervous wreck.

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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 symbolize 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

Photos executed. Onto enterprise – find out how to make them!


What you want for a terrific cheeseburger

Right here is (in my humble opinion) what you want to make a terrific cheeseburger:

1. The meat – don’t get (too) snobby

Beef mince / ground beef for burger patties
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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: Customary beef mince from the grocery retailer which generally is a combination of any minimize of beef however often predominantly chuck. Fattier = juicy and extra flavourful. Lean = high-quality however not as juicy. You choose. (guess which facet I’m erring in 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 if you need a double. Sure, a double is huge and mighty and indulgent…. however it’s such an excellent deal with!

Single vs double cheeseburger

2. The cheese – processed authenticity

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

Best cheese for cheeseburgers
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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 – delicate and white

Mushy white buns, ideally with sesame seeds, are (in my humble opinion) the one method to go. Mushy is important so it turns into one with every little thing jammed inside. There’s a time and place for crusty artisan breads, however now will not be it!

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

As for measurement….

I all the time seek 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 a little bit extra logistically difficult to make patties bigger than 10cm if you consider 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 measurement, and likewise a sensible measurement in that it’s a filling meal for one individual, even somebody with a hearty urge for food akin to myself.

4. The inexperienced stuff and pickled stuff

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

  • Onion – Uncooked purple onion rings are my onion of alternative. I just like the chew of freshness they create to all of the beefiness and juiciness. For many who discover them too harsh, alternate options are to cube them then scatter only a bit in your burger, or cook dinner odd (not purple) 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 huge gherkins quite 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 along with the usual ketchup and/or mustard. However at the moment, I’m additionally sharing 2 selfmade burger sauces:

  1. Particular Burger Sauce – an orangey/pinky mayonnaise primarily based sauce, a blatant copycat of a well-liked burger sauce offered 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 elements executed, let’s transfer onto the cook dinner half!


How you can make (nice!) cheeseburgers

In case your BBQ isn’t an possibility, 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 nicely with excessive warmth cooking!

1. The cheeseburger patty

How to make great Cheeseburgers
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  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 arduous ones!) then press down right into a patty that’s barely bigger than the burger bun, to consider cooking shrinkage.

    As famous above, I like utilizing buns which can be most 10 cm / 4″ large so the patty measurement is manageable. In case your buns are a lot bigger, I’d advocate 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 suggests you gained’t must press down arduous with a spatula to maintain it flat which makes the burgers arduous 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 seems like. It doesn’t must be even for deep, only a slight inwards curve of any form and measurement is ok.

  4. Tip #2 – Salt JUST earlier than cooking. My 2nd key tip is to solely salt the patty simply earlier than cooking. When 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 you want to see it for your self! 🙂 I salt mine whereas the skillet is pre-heating.

2. Cooking the patties

How to make great Cheeseburgers
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  1. Forged iron skillet – Preheat oil in a heavy primarily based cast-iron skillet over excessive warmth till it is vitally, highly regarded. Why a cast-iron skillet? As a result of it’s made for top warmth quick cooking so we are able to get a terrific 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 need to use a non-stick frying pan however simply warmth the oil till sizzling, not smoking. Don’t cook dinner it as aggressively as I do within the recipe video under (ie very highly regarded 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 measurement) and cook dinner the primary facet for 1 1/2 minutes, urgent down LIGHTLY with a spatula. Word the emphasis on “frivolously”! No one likes dense, arduous patties the place all of the juice has been squeezed out throughout the cooking part!

  3. Flip & cheese – Flip the burgers then instantly prime 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
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3. Assembling cheeseburgers

How I make cheeseburgers
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That is the order during which I wish to construct burgers as a result of I believe it’s probably 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 beneath the grill/broiler for a couple of minutes till gentle golden. I solely do the minimize face as a result of I wish to maintain the floor delicate. Utilizing your BBQ? Simply pop them face down straight onto the grill.

  2. Smear with sauce of alternative. 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 – generally I take advantage of each. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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

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

  5. Sauce on lid – Then I often smear the sauce on the lid although if I’m feeling further 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 prime then devour!

Freshly made Double Cheeseburger ready to be eaten
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Cheeseburger Disclaimer

I do know this cheeseburger recipe incorporates daring statements relating to what I believe makes a terrific cheeseburger. Nonetheless, I’ve all the time been a agency believer that it’s best to by no means let anybody let you know 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 under! – Nagi x

PS If crispy fries is in your MUST HAVE checklist 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 find out how 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, it’s possible 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 one likes biting into bread with no beef!!Slather with sauce of alternative 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 highly regarded – smoking sizzling! (Word 6)

  • Cook dinner: Cook dinner 2 to 4 patties (no matter suits within the pan) for 1 1/2 minutes. Press down frivolously with a spatula (not too arduous else the meat juices squeeze out!). Flip, then instantly prime 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 together with your sauce of alternative. My order of meeting: lettuce, tomato, burger (x 2 for double!), gherkins, onion, sauce on bun lid, jam it on prime of the stack. DEVOUR.

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

Recipe Notes:

Batch cooking: If you’re making a giant batch, maintain buns and cooked patties heat in a 50°C/122°F oven when 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 one in my circles turns their nostril up at burgers made with grocery store beef mince. The trick is to comply with my particular course to salt it simply earlier than cooking because the patty is way extra tender as soon as cooked. And in addition, 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 delicate white buns that aren’t too gigantic (why-oh-why are Aussie hamburger buns so BIG?? So arduous to cook dinner hamburger patties that measurement!). Doesn’t should be referred to as hamburger buns, you possibly can simply get delicate white rolls (finest to skip crusty/seedy/wholemeal/fancy stuff).
3. Cheese – for a real cheeseburger expertise, go for the processed cheese! Offered in Australian grocery shops helpfully labelled “burger cheese”, see in publish for picture.
4. Onion – When you’re not a fan of uncooked onion (I personally like the way it breaks up the richness of the burger), you possibly can both cube then scatter over the sauce on the bottom of the bun (like McDonald’s does) or cook dinner it in a little bit 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 a number of slices to cowl the burger. When you solely have the small ones readily available, slice them vertically quite than rounds
6. Pan – When you’ve solely bought a non stick pan, that’s high-quality however simply don’t cook dinner your burger as aggressively as I do in a smoking sizzling skillet else you’ll destroy your non stick coating. You gained’t get fairly the identical charring however it would nonetheless be scrumptious!
7. Diet – Per burger, counting burgers, toppings and buns solely. Condiments together with Particular Sauce not included.

Diet Data:

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

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

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

Dozer McDonalds burger
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