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Michael Symon's Big Mike Burger

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Forget the drive-through, make this burger tonight!
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
4
cost
$
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Try Michael's take on fast food with the Big Mike Burger! It's easy, affordable, and delicious!

Calories: About 1025 per Burger
Cost per Serving: $3.84
Total Cost: $15.37
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ingredients
  • 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)
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
      
    Preheat a griddle over medium heat.
  • 2
    2 Lb Ground Beef (75-25 Blend)
    Make eight equal size patties from the ground beef. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 3
    4 Aged Cheddar Cheese Slices
    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.
  • 4
    4 Brioche Rolls (cut into 3rds like a Big Mac)
    2 tablespoons Butter
    Butter the brioche and toast on the griddle until golden brown.
  • 5
    1 cup Olive Oil
    2 Cloves Garlic (minced on microplane)
    2 Egg Yolks
    1/2 lemon (juiced)
    Salt (to taste)
    To make the garlic aioli whisk all of the listed ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt to taste.
  • 6
    1/4 cup Garlic Aoli
    1/4 cup Ketchup
    1/4 cup Brown Mustard
    Hot Sauce (to taste)
    Pickle Juice (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.
  • 7
    Tony Packo Sweet Hot Pickles (a few per burger)
    Pickled Red Onions (a few per burger)
    1 cup Romaine Lettuce (shredded)
    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.
 
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