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Five Napkin Burger

This classic burger from chef Andy D'Amico is so delicious it inspired him to open a restaurant of the same name.

  • servings: 6

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Ingredients

  • 3 3/4 pounds freshly ground chuck
  • 6 soft white hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 12 thin slices Gruyere cheese (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups Caramelized Onions Recipe, heated
  • 1 cup Aioli Recipe

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Divide ground chuck evenly into 6 portions. Using a 4-inch ring mold, evenly pack one portion of the chuck into ring mold to create a 3/4-inch thick patty. Repeat process with remaining chuck.

  2. Step 2

    Preheat a cast-iron skillet or grill pan over high heat. Place burgers on skillet and cook, turning once, until medium-rare, about 4 minutes per side. Top each burger with two slices of cheese and continue cooking until melted.

  3. Step 3

    Place burgers on the bottom half of each bun and top with onions and 1 heaping teaspoon aioli each; top with remaining bun halves and serve immediately.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, September 2009

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