Burger that Won @Taste America

jPaul Gaskill


. Serve with the grainy mustard, ketchup, pickled onions and purple potato chips.
Courtesy of Every Day with Rachel Ray, this burger was a winning recipe in the magazine's Burger Battle Royale contest. It was also served at the 2013 James Beard Foundation Taste America® kickoff party!

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15 Min
10 Min


• 1 3/4 pounds ground beef chuck
• salt and pepper
• 4 seeded whole-wheat hamburger buns, split
• 8 ounce aged cheddar cheese, shredded
• 4 slices red onion
• 4 leaves butter lettuce
• 1/4 cup thousand island dressing
• grainy mustard, ketchup, pickled cipollini onions and purple potato chips, for serving

How to Make Burger that Won @Taste America


  • 1Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high.
  • 2Form the ground meat into 4 patties, about 1 inch thick. Season patties on both sides with salt and pepper, then grill, 2 to 3 minutes per side, for medium-rare.
  • 3Toast the buns, cut sides down, alongside the burgers, about 1 minute.
  • 4While the burger are cooking, melt the cheese in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • 5Place a burger on each bun bottom. Pour one-quarter of the melted cheese over each burger. Top with red onion and lettuce. Spread cut side of bun tops with Thousand Island dressing and place on top of burgers.

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About Burger that Won @Taste America

Course/Dish: Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy