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Cheeseburger – double or single


I do know you understand how to make a cheeseburger…. however because it seems, I’ve some suggestions you would possibly discover helpful! From the perfect beef to the perfect bun to the perfect cheese, right now’s burger recipe additionally comes along with your alternative of two home made 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 made 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 by no means 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 achieved. Onto enterprise – easy methods to make them!

What you want for an excellent cheeseburger

Right here is (in my humble opinion) what it’s essential to make an excellent 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: Customary beef mince from the grocery retailer which could be a combination of any reduce of beef however often predominantly chuck. Fattier = juicy and extra flavourful. Lean = nice however not as juicy. You choose. (guess which facet I’m erring in direction of!😂)

Single vs double cheeseburger: The choice is solely as much as you. I exploit 150g / 5 oz per patty for a 10cm / 4″ large bun, so simply double up if you would like a double. Sure, a double is massive and mighty and indulgent…. nevertheless it’s such an excellent deal with!

Single vs double cheeseburger

2. The cheese – processed authenticity

For the basic 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 mistaken!

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, if you happen to so need / your pockets stretches that far!

3. The bun – smooth and white

Tender white buns, ideally with sesame seeds, are (in my humble opinion) the one solution to go. Tender is crucial so it turns into one with all the things 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 may be 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 measurement….

I all the time 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 prepare dinner.

Nothing is extra irritating than taking an enormous 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 protected measurement, and in addition a sensible measurement in that it’s a filling meal for one individual, even somebody with a hearty urge for food resembling 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 basic 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 bring about to all of the beefiness and juiciness. For many who discover them too harsh, options are to cube them then scatter only a bit in your burger, or prepare dinner peculiar (not purple) onions as an alternative.

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

  • Pickles (BIG!) – Go for massive gherkins reasonably 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 right now, I’m additionally sharing 2 home made burger sauces:

  1. Particular Burger Sauce – an orangey/pinky mayonnaise based mostly 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 substances achieved, let’s transfer onto the prepare dinner half!

The way to make (nice!) cheeseburgers

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

1. The cheeseburger patty

How to make great Cheeseburgers
  1. Kind patties – Separate the meat into 4 mounds, or 8 if making double cheeseburgers. Gently roll right into a ball (not firmly, we would like tender patties not rock onerous 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 are 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 are means 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 onerous with a spatula to maintain it flat which makes the burgers onerous 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 okay.

  4. Tip #2 – Salt JUST earlier than cooking. My 2nd key tip is to solely salt the patty simply earlier than cooking. Should you salt your patty forward of time and depart 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 vitally, extremely popular. Why a cast-iron skillet? As a result of it’s made for top warmth quick cooking so we are able to get an excellent 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 prepare dinner it as aggressively as I do within the recipe video beneath (ie very extremely popular skillet) else you’ll injury the non stick coating. You most likely gained’t get fairly the identical color on the crust however keep away from the temptation to prepare dinner for longer as you’ll find yourself with overcooked insides.

  2. 3 minute prepare dinner – Place 2 or 4 patties within the skillet (relying on skillet measurement) and prepare dinner the primary facet for 1 1/2 minutes, urgent down LIGHTLY with a spatula. Word the emphasis on “evenly”! No person likes dense, onerous 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 prepare dinner for one more 1 1/2 minutes.

  4. Melted! And take 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 by which I prefer to construct burgers as a result of I believe it’s essentially the most secure. Anyone who’s bitten into an enormous 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 reduce face as a result of I prefer to preserve the floor smooth. Utilizing your BBQ? Simply pop them face down straight onto the grill.

  2. Smear with sauce of alternative. Within the photograph above I’m utilizing my home made 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 exploit 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 further saucy I’ll spoon the sauce straight onto the burger stack as an alternative or (gasp shock horror!) in addition to. 😇

  6. Jam the lid on prime then devour!

Freshly made Double Cheeseburger ready to be eaten

Cheeseburger Disclaimer

I do know this cheeseburger recipe accommodates daring statements relating to what I believe makes an excellent cheeseburger. Nevertheless, I’ve all the time been a agency believer that you must by no means let anybody inform you what you must or shouldn’t put in your burger.

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

PS If crispy fries is in your MUST HAVE record 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 easy methods 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)


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 skinny 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 alternative although for a very nice burger expertise, strive my Particular Burger Sauce (fast, no prepare dinner) or my Tomato Chutney for Burgers.


Mighty Double Cheeseburgers:

The whole lot else you want:


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

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

  • Dent patty: Sprinkle 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 the dented facet with the remaining salt and pepper.

  • Cook dinner: Preheat 1 tablespoon oil in a big forged iron skillet over excessive warmth till extremely popular – smoking! (Word 6) Add 2 to 4 patties (no matter matches) then prepare dinner for 1 1/2 minutes. Flip then instantly prime with a slice of cheese. Cook dinner for one more 1 1/2 minutes (cheese will soften!) then switch to a tray to relaxation for 3 minutes.

  • Assemble: Slather the bottom of the bun along 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: In case you are making a giant batch, preserve 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 much 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 smooth white buns that aren’t too gigantic (why-oh-why are Aussie hamburger buns so BIG?? So onerous to prepare dinner hamburger patties that measurement!). Doesn’t must be referred to as hamburger buns, you possibly can simply get smooth white rolls (greatest 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 photograph.
4. Onion – Should 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 prepare dinner it in somewhat oil with a pinch of salt and pepper (I’d use brown/yellow onions as an alternative).
5. Gherkins – giant is simply extra sensible so that you solely want just a few slices to cowl the burger. Should you solely have the small ones readily available, slice them vertically reasonably than rounds
6. Pan – Should you’ve solely received a non stick pan, that’s nice however simply don’t prepare 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’s going to nonetheless be scrumptious!

Lifetime of Dozer

Pricey Dozer followers – don’t miss Dozer’s cameo in right now’s recipe video. Don’t fear concerning the recipe, simply skip straight to X minutes X seconds to see Dozer.😂

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




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