Forget the drive-through, make this burger tonight!

Michael Symon's Big Mike Burger

  • 2 Lb Ground Beef (75-25 Blend)
  • 4 Brioche Rolls (cut into 3rds like a Big Mac)
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 cup Romaine Lettuce (shredded)
  • 4 Aged Cheddar Cheese Slices
  • Tony Packo Sweet Hot Pickles (a few per burger)
  • Pickled Red Onions (a few per burger)
  • Symon Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup Garlic Aoli
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Brown Mustard
  • Hot Sauce (to taste)
  • Pickle Juice (to taste)
  • Garlic Aoli:
  • 1 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (minced on microplane)
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • Salt (to taste)
step-by-step directions
step-by-step directions
  • Preheat a griddle over medium heat.
  • Make eight equal size patties from the ground beef. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the patties on the griddle, about 3 minutes per side. Top four of the patties with slices of cheese when cooking the second side. Set aside.
  • Butter the brioche and toast on the griddle until golden brown.
  • To make the garlic aioli whisk all of the listed ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt to taste.
  • Make the special sauce by whisking together the garlic aioli, mustard, and ketchup. Add a couple dashes of hot sauce and a splash of pickle juice.
  • Assemble with the cheesed patty on the bottom, top with pickles and onions. Add the middle bun, the second patty, spread with special sauce, shredded romaine and the top bun.
Similar categories: Dinner Courses & Meals Lunch
comments ()
Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ABC's media platforms. Learn more.