Ultimate Double Cheeseburger recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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Ultimate Double Cheeseburger

Serves 4
Cuisine: American
Category: Burgers, Sandwiches & Salads, Old-School Classics
This recipe mimics the classic double cheeseburger made famous in diners and burger joints across the country. The layers create textural differences that enhance the experience and the bun in the middle (known as a “club” bun) makes this an impressively large burger. Perfect opportunity to get a Blackstone style griddle if you don’t already have one.
Prep Time
20 mins
Other Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
55 mins
  • 1 1/2 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® ground beef, 80% lean
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons coarse kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 8 sesame seed hamburger buns
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 12 to 16 dill pickle slices
  1. Divide beef into 8 even portions, 3 ounces each. Lightly roll ground beef into loose balls and refrigerate while assembling condiments.
  2. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions, season with 1/4-teaspoon salt and sauté 15 minutes, stirring occasionally; transfer onions to a small bowl for later.
  3. In a small mixing bowl combine pickle relish, 1/4-cup ketchup, and 1-tablespoon yellow mustard. Mix well and set special sauce aside.
  4. Using a serrated knife, thinly shave off the browned under layer from 4 pieces of the bottom hamburger buns to create the center bun known as “club” buns.
  5. Smear a thin layer of mayonnaise on the cut sides of the top, bottom and club buns. Toast buns over medium low until golden brown.
  6. Preheat a cast-iron griddle or cast-iron pan to medium-high heat. If using a pan work in batches so that there is room for each patty to spread out. Using a heavy spatula, place each ball of beef on pan, smash until 1/4-inch thick. Season with remaining salt and pepper.
  7. When a dark crust develops on the patty (about 1 minute) flip patties and top with cheese. Allow cheese to melt and construct burger.
  8. Place a layer of mayonnaise on the bottom bun, followed by special sauce, lettuce and pickles (3 to 4 depending on size). Add the burger patty, club bun, special sauce and top with onion and more shredded lettuce before placing second burger patty and finishing with top bun.
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