My Ultimate Burger

There are so many ways to prepare a hamburger. Over the years, I’ve found out what works and what doesn’t. Here is my ‘recipe’ for the perfect burger…


  • Whatever meat you choose, fresh is always best.
  • I always love an 8oz patty.
  • I like Prime Rib and Angus beef burgers..
  • Have at least 20% fat in your ground beef (add bacon fat if you like)
  • Cooked on an open flame is best ! No flat top please !
  • I don’t like greasy burgers.


  • Must be real cheddar (I prefer one slice, but shredded is good too).
  • Please no American Cheese (i.e. processed).

The BUN…

  • The bun must be big and strong enough to hold the burger; however, you don’t want it to over power the burger. At the same time, you don’t want a bun that falls apart.


  • This is where it gets very particular. Everyone has different tastes, but here are mine.
  • I like crispy iceburg lettuce, a couple slices of tomato and fresh avocado (no guacamole, unless it’s made in-house)
  • If I can’t get avocado, I will get pickles and onions.
  • Crispy bacon in 2 rows.
  • For sauces, the standard mayo is good, but something with a little zing is preferable, like maybe a cajun aioli !
  • If I can’t get avocado, I will get mustard and ketchup.


  • You don’t want a side to ruin your masterpiece, so don’t use just plain fries. Cut them thick in house, double fry and season to perfection with sea salt. A house-made ketchup will give you bonus stars!



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