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A Perfect Burger - Introducing The Gridiron Burger

The perfect burger - introducing The Gridiron.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Summer Grilling
Servings: 8
Author: Oven Struck


  • 3.5 pounds chuck roast ground chuck
  • 1 pound peppered thick cut bacon
  • 2 large white onions - thinly sliced
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 organic cucumber
  • 2 vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 8 slices Colby Jack Cheese
  • 8 slices Gouda cheese
  • 8 stalks red leaf lettuce
  • 1 6 oz can of Hatch green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt - divided
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • Sugar-free ketchup and mustard recipe


Perfect Burger Patties

  • Using a cookie cutter ring, pack ground chuck into the mold and prepare each burger. Prepared burgers should be on a parchment lined sheet pans in a single layer, covered with cling film until ready to grill. Salt and pepper each burger, each side just before grilling.

Caramelized Onions

  • Preheat a heavy bottomed or cast iron skillet. Melt 1 stick butter and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Thinly slice each onion and add to your pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat until sweet and brown in color. about 45 minutes.


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a sheet pan with tin foil and lay each piece of bacon side by side in a single layer. Bake for 25 minutes until crispy. Drain on paper towels and reserve.

Cucumber & Tomato Quick Pickled Salsa

  • Dice one cucumber and two vine-ripened tomatoes and place into an airtight container. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon of kosher salt. Refrigerate until ready to assemble.

Burger Assembly

  • Top bun: Layer of ranch dip and cucumber/tomato salsa
  • Bottom bun: Homemade sugar-free mustard and lettuce leaf
  • From the lettuce up:
  • Burger
  • cheese
  • Hatch Green Chiles
  • Homemade Sugar-free ketchup
  • Caramelized onions
  • Top bun with ranch, cucumber and tomato salsa
  • BOOM! The Gridiron Burger is ready to be devoured.