All American Cheese Burger

All American Cheese Burger

Our version of the American Classic.

Ingredients
  • 2 Large Ripe Heirloom Tomatoes
  • 1 Large Red Onion
  • 1 x Sea Salt
  • 1 x Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 ½ lbs. Ground Beef
  • 3 Tbsp. Kosher salt
  • 6 (1 oz.) slices American cheese
  • 6 x Leaf or Romaine Lettuce Leaves
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Telera Roll
Preparation
  1. Lightly oil and preheat grill. Cut the tomato into ¼ inch thick slices; season lightly with sea salt and pepper. Set aside. Cut the red onion into 1/8 inch thick slices; season lightly with sea salt and pepper. Set aside. Brush the cut side of each sandwich roll with olive oil and set aside.
  2. Being careful not to overwork the meat, shape it into 6 oval patties. Sprinkle both sides of each patty with about ¼ teaspoon kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the patties on the hot grill. Grill until they can be turned without sticking, then turn. For rare, cook about 4 minutes on each side; for medium-rare, 5 minutes on each side; for medium, 6 minutes on each side.
  3. Just before the burgers are done cooking, top each with a slice of cheese and let melt. While burgers are grilling, place the rolls, cut side down, on grill to toast lightly, about 2 minutes.
  4. Place lettuce and tomato slices on the bottom half of toasted sandwich rolls. Top with burgers and onion. Finish with roll tops. Serve with ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard.