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All American Cheeseburger

All American Cheeseburger

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Recently we were invited over to a friend’s house for a night of grilling burgers. It was a casual evening of beers, margaritas and grilled cheeseburgers served on everyday buns with basic condiments.  It was so good.  Later that night Lenny and I were talking about how it was nice to have such a simple meal of an All American Cheeseburger and icy cold beers.

All American Cheeseburger

This week is #BurgerWeek over at Nosh On.It, and we were thrilled to be asked to participate in the week-long event of burgers.  Have you checked out these burgers this week?  We are not sure where to even begin.

Typically we are the first to come up with a twist when serving burgers, there is some comfort in a well-seasoned burger, topped with melted cheese and served on a simple bun. We knew when we started planning our burger for #BurgerWeek that we wanted to make it easy for anyone to enjoy.  We started thinking back to great burgers we have had that fit the simple model, and we kept coming back to In-N-Out burgers, the guilty pleasure of all of our road-trips.

This burger recipe starts with high-quality grass-fed beef with 15% fat, this fat helps holds the burger together.  The meat is seasoned with only salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.  Slices of cheddar cheese, as well as grilled onions, and a secret (not so secret now) sauce are slathered on both sides of the bun before adding the basics, such as lettuce, tomato, and pickles.  When we make this burger we usually don’t grill it.  Instead, we pan fry, using the same pan that we cooked the onions in as the meat picks up the additional flavor.  Never fear, you can definitely toss these burgers on the grill as well, and they will surely please!

Nothing fancy, just wholesome, fresh, slightly charred meat with delicious and fresh toppings make up the All American Burger over at Chez Us.

Be sure to scroll down, not only for the recipe but also for more burger inspiration as well as a chance to win a killer grill, so you can start getting your #burgerweek on.

Have a killer weekend!

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Yield: 4 servings

All American Cheeseburger

All American Cheeseburger | Chez Us

The secret to this killer All American Cheeseburger is the secret sauce. Extra pickle slices are optional.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 very large yellow onion, small dice (we like a lot of onion on our burgers)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon relish
  • 1 1/2 pound hamburger
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Maldon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • cheddar cheese slices
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • lettuce
  • tomato slices
  • pickles - optional, I don't add since it is in the secret sauce


    Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large frying pan, heat over medium, then add the onion.  Stir, lower the heat to low and continue stirring until golden brown.

    Sprinkle in the water, stir and loosen any bits of onion that have stuck to the pan.  Cook for 3 minutes over low heat, then set aside.

    While the onions are cooking, make the secret sauce, and season the meat.

    In a large mixing bowl, mix together the hamburger, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and 2 tablespoons of the cooked onions.  Form the meat into 4 patties.

    In a small bowl mix together the mayo, ketchup and relish.  Set aside.

    In the same frying pan that you cooked the onions, add the remaining teaspoon of olive oil and heat over medium heat.  Cook the patties to your liking - we prefer medium rare. Refer to guide in post.

    Once the burgers are cooked, top with cheese, lower heat to very low and cover the pan with a lid.  Cook only until the cheese is melted.

    Slater some secret sauce on the hamburger buns, top with a burger, lettuce, tomato slice, and onions.  Add pickles if you like.




Homemade hamburger buns take this burger to the next level, definitely worth the time and effort. Go for it!

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Sunday 22nd of June 2014

It look really delicious. And you know what you are eating! Awesome idea. Eliza

Millie l Add A Little

Sunday 22nd of June 2014

This looks like such a perfect burger!


Friday 20th of June 2014

Sometimes a simple, straightforward burger is best. This looks and sounds fabulous, guys!

Betsy @ Desserts Required

Friday 20th of June 2014

Another FAB recipe. I love your (not so) secret sauce and am glad that you shared the recipe. I, also, love the tip about pan frying the burger in the same pan that the onions were cooked.

Rachel Cooks

Friday 20th of June 2014

Perfection! Sometimes it is best not to mess with a classic.

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