Make the ultimate Cheese Burger, just like Jamie Oliver


There are those of you who might be wondering why you need yet another burger recipe, and then there are those who just can’t get enough. This burger from Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food is for both of you: it delivers classic flavour all juiced up and a little weird, in a wonderful way.

For the best burger, go to your butcher and ask them to grind 1 3/4 lbs of chuck steak for you. This cut has a really good balance of fat and flavoursome meat. Divide it into 4 and, with wet hands, roll each piece into a ball, then press into flat patties roughly 5 inches wide and about 3/4 inch wider than your buns.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 lbs ground chuck steak
  • olive oil
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 splash of white wine vinegar
  • 2 large gherkins
  • 4 sesame-topped brioche burger buns
  • 4–8 slices of smoked bacon
  • 4 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • Tabasco Chipotle sauce
  • 4 thin slices of Red Leicester cheese
  • 4 teaspoons tomato ketchup
  • Burger Sauce
  • 1/4 of an iceberg lettuce
  • 2 heaping tablespoons mayo
  • 1 heaping tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco Chipotle sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • optional: 1 teaspoon brandy or bourbon

Instructions

  1. For the best burger, go to your butcher and ask them to grind 1 3/4 lbs of chuck steak for you. This cut has a really good balance of fat and flavoursome meat. Divide it into 4 and, with wet hands, roll each piece into a ball, then press into flat patties roughly 5 inches wide and about 3/4 inch wider than your buns. Place on an oiled plate and chill in the fridge. Next, finely slice the red onion, then dress in a bowl with the vinegar and a pinch of sea salt. Slice the gherkins and halve the buns. Finely chop the lettuce and mix with the rest of the burger sauce ingredients in a bowl, then season to taste.


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