Classic Cheeseburger with Brava Secret Sauce

Classic Cheeseburger with Brava Secret Sauce

by Brava Chef Travis

Brava

Quantity  

Active Time:

~10 min

Total Time:

~19 min 55 sec

About this Recipe

If you’re craving an American classic, look no further. While many home cooks like to grill burgers, the classic burger is seared on a flat top (aka griddle) to crisp, caramelized perfection. Grilling burgers causes flare-ups from fat dripping on the flames, which give burgers a burnt, charred flavor. I prefer the griddle method because it gives you juicier burgers. This cheeseburger has a few noteworthy ingredients—a THIN beef patty, American cheese and “secret sauce”. Now you can make your favorite fast food burger in the comfort of your own home, where you can control the quality and integrity of the ingredients. If you prefer cheddar, Swiss or other types of cheese it’s fine to substitute! I like to use pickle juice in the secret sauce for a little extra zing, but feel free to use distilled vinegar if pickles aren’t your thing.


Ingredients

  • 1 (¼ lb) beef burger patty (about ¾-inches thick)
  • 1 slice American cheese
  • 1 hamburger bun
  • Pickle slices, for serving (optional)
  • Lettuce leaves, for serving (optional)
  • Tomato slices, for serving (optional)
  • Onion slices, for serving (optional)
  • For the Secret Sauce:
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice (or distilled white vinegar)
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon yellow mustard (optional)
  • Dash of hot sauce (optional)

From Your Pantry

kosher salt and black pepper

Equipment

Brava metal tray

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Milk, Wheat (Gluten)

Tags

  • Chef's Picks
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • American
  • Beef
  • Bread
  • Californian
  • Metal Tray
  • Recipes
  • Sandwiches
  • Sauce
  • Serves 4
  • Weekend
  • Weeknight
  • Year Round

  1. 1

    Make secret sauce

    • In small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, pickle juice (or vinegar), sugar, mustard (if using), hot sauce and a pinch of kosher salt; set aside.

  2. 2

    Cook burger

    • Pat burger patty dry with paper towels.
    • Season patty on both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper.
    • Place patty in Zone 2 of Brava metal tray.
    • Slide metal tray into bottom shelf.
    • Press green button to begin cooking.
    • Note: You will flip burger patty after 5 minutes and 45 seconds.

  3. 3

    Flip burger

    • Once Brava notifies you, carefully remove metal tray.
    • Flip burger patty.
    • Slide metal tray into bottom shelf.
    • Press green button to continue.
    • Note: You will add cheese after about 3 minutes.

  4. 4

    Add cheese

    • When Brava notifies you, carefully remove metal tray.
    • Top burger patty with cheese.
    • Slide metal tray into bottom shelf.
    • Press green button to continue.

  5. 5

    Assemble burgers and serve

    • When Brava notifies you, carefully remove metal tray.
    • Spread secret sauce on bun.
    • Place burger patty on bottom bun and top with pickles, lettuce, tomato and onion.
    • Cover with top bun and serve.