Burger of the Gods

Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

I found this recipe on The Food Network website, courtesy of chef Alton Brown. Simple to make, though a bit pricier than your regular burgers, these are fantastic. Appropriately named, these "steakburgers" are so flavorful they need no more than the kosher salt for seasoning.

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  • 8 ounces chuck, trimmed,cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
  • 8 ounces sirloin, trimmed,cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
  • 12 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 slices of your favorite cheese (optional)
  • 3 kaiser rolls, lightly toasted


  1. In separate batches, pulse the chuck and sirloin in a food processor 10 times.
  2. Combine the chuck, sirloin, and kosher salt in a large bowl.
  3. Form the meat into 5 oz patties.
  4. Heat a cast iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Place the hamburger patties in the pan.
  6. For medium-rare burgers, cook the patties for 4 minutes on each side.
  7. For medium burgers, cook the patties for 5 minutes on each side.
  8. Flip burgers only once during cooking.
  9. If adding cheese, top burgers with cheese last few minutes of cooking.
  10. Serve on toasted Kaiser rolls.