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Great Cheeseburgers

  • yield: Makes 10
Photography: Minh + Wass




For the Patties

  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 3 tablespoons steak sauce, such as Crosse & Blackwell
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 10 pats

For the Topping

  • 12 ounces white cheddar, thinly sliced


  1. Step 1

    Use a fork to combine the chuck, sirloin, steak sauce, egg yolks, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; do not mash mixture. Divide into 10 equal parts. Form patties. Make an indentation in each patty; place a piece of butter inside, and encase completely with meat.

  2. Step 2

    Heat a grill, grill pan, or broiler. Cook patties 5 minutes, flip, and top with cheese. Cook 3 to 5 minutes more, until almost cooked through. Transfer to a plate; cover with foil. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2001