A grilled cheeseburger with shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, crispy bacon with a copycat Big Mac Sauce all sandwiched between two toasted brioche buns. There is nothing better than a freshly grilled, juicy burger. I prefer mine on the medium rare side because I find it just adds so much flavor to the meal. I am all about the maximum amount of fixings possible. The more fixings, the better, and in my opinion, it's all about the sauce and this Big Mac sauce takes any burger to a whole new level.
My love of burgers started back in my Spongebob Squarepants watching days. For a while, I was a really picky eater. Shocking because for so long I was an extremely picky eater. And when I say picky, I mean as picky as picky can be. I would barely eat anything! Don't worry, I have completely redeemed myself because now I eat everything.
So back to Spongebob. I don't know what it was, but I always thought a Krabby Patty just looked like the most delicious burger possible. I don't know why, but for some reason a cartoon burger just made me crave a burger, even before I had ever had one! Eventually though I came to my senses and now I am a burger fanatic. The fun part is though, now when I watch Spongebob, I actually know what it tastes like.
For the burger:
For the sauce:
- shredded lettuce
- red onion
- brioche bun
- mixing bowl
Start by mixing the burgers. In a mixing bowl, mix the ground beef, egg, bread crumb, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Using your hands, pack the meat into balls each weighing about 4 ounces. Using your hands or a flat spatula, smash the burger meat down into a patty and form into a circle. Set burgers aside until you are ready to grill.
Prepare the fixings. The bacon will need to be cooked, tomato needs to be sliced, onion needs to be sliced and if you did not buy shredded lettuce, that needs to be shredded. Prepare the sauce by mixing together the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and dill relish.
Prepare the buns be spreading a thin layer of butter on the bun. Take the burgers and buns out to the grill. Grill the burgers on medium heat. I usually cook about 3 minutes, quarter turn my burger, and then in another 3 minutes I flip. After the last quarter turn on the second side, add the cheese so that can melt as the burger continues to cook. I cook to about medium rare so if you like your burger more well done, cook a little longer. When you flip the burgers, add the buns to the grill (I have to put some on the top rack) and grill until they become lightly toasted. Using all the ingredients, build your burger and enjoy!
When building my burger, where should I put the sauce?
I always spread the sauce on my buns. I also always spread them on both the top and bottom because I am huge on sauce whenever I am eating a burger. In my opinion, the more, the better. If you don't like a ton of sauce though, you can just add a little less.
What if I don't like raw onions?
You are more than welcome to cook them down a little. If you do not like ray onions, you could always caramelize them or even make onion rings to put on the burger! Now we're talking!
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Cheeseburger with Copycat Big Mac Sauce
- Mixing Bowl
For the Burgers
For the sauce
- 1 tomato sliced
- ¼ lettuce head shredded
- 1 lb bacon
- ½ red onion sliced
For the Bun
- 8 brioche buns
For the burgers
- Combine ground beef, egg, bread crumb, garlic powder and salt and pepper.
- Mix and form the meat into 4 ounce balls.
- Using your hands, press the balls down until they are about ¼ in thick and form into a circle.
- Set aside.
- Mix together the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and dill relish and set aside.
- Prep the fixing by slicing the tomato and onion, cooking the baking, and shredding the lettuce.
- Prep the buns by spreading a small amount of butter on each bun.
- Place the burgers on the grill. Cook for about 3 minutes and then quarter turn it.
- After another three minutes, flip the burger.
- At this point, add the brioche buns to the grill to toast. Toast until desired toasting.
- After another three minutes, quarter turn the burger and add a slice of provolone cheese to each.
- Cook another 3 minutes and remove.
- Build your burger in whatever order you would prefer and enjoy.