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Grilled Double Cheese Burger on a Pretzel Bun

For me, the difference between a good burger and a great burger is the meat! If the meat is not properly seasoned what is the point? I also made the patties thinner for less cooking time making them more tender.

Patty mise en place:

1 pound ground beef 80/20 (80% beef/20% fat)

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons dried mustard

2 teaspoons salt

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

Burger Build mise en place:

4 pretzel buns, sliced and brushed with oil

1 red onion, peeled and sliced into 1/4" slices and brushed with oil

4 leaves of green lettuce, washed and dried

Mustard - (my go to is Alstertor Dusseldorf Style Mustard. It comes in a glass mug and is available at most markets or on Amazon)

8 pieces of Velveeta slices... or american cheese


-mix all the burger ingredients by hand until well Incorporated throughout the meat. measure the meat out into 1/3 cups each. place each measure amount of meat between parchment paper and evenly smash down (at this point, you can place the portions into a freezer bag and freeze for later use)

-remove from parchment paper and lay on a tray. sprinkle with salt and set aside

-on a preheated grill (if you don't have one... use a skillet or griddle) place onions, close grill lid and let steam for 5-7 minuted. You want the onion to be cooked through with a bite, not mushy and NOT burned.

-flip onions and repeat cooking process for an additional 5-7 minutes. remove and place to the side

-place burger patties on the grill and gently push down to keep them from shrinking and not hard enough to push through the grill! cook for 3-5 minutes. flip and repeat the process

-once the burger is flipped onto its second cooking side, its time to toast the pretzel buns on the inside. do not put the buns over a flame, they should be toasted not burnt!

-remove all ingredients from the grill and place on a sheet tray. add the cheese to each burger

-time to build!! from bottom to top: bottom bun. mustard. cheese. burger. cheese. lettuce. onion. mustard. top bun.

-make it your own creation by adding other ingredients such as pickles, sauerkraut, BBQ sauce, fried egg.. endless possibility!


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