Skip to content

National Hamburger Month: Cheeseburger in Paradise Recipe

May is National Hamburger Month, and that reminded us of a song… and a recipe.

Ingredients (for two):
1 pound fresh sirloin
American cheese
Fresh ground black pepper
Hamburger buns

Sliced Tomato
Heinz 57 ketchup
Sliced kosher pickles
Sliced red onion

Cold draught beer


Try to amend your carnivorous habits, and then give into those wonderful dreams…
Roll the sirloin into a ball, then pat it into two flat patties. Take the cheese and place it in the middle of one patty, topped by another patty. “Seal” the cheese in by mashing the edges of the patties together.

Season the patty with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Lightly oil the grill and heat the grill to medium. Place the burger on the grill and close the lid. Cook the patty until its no longer pink inside, turning once, about 6 – 8 minutes per side.

During this cooking phase, lightly toast the bun (either on the grill or in a toaster). Top the bun with the cheesy beef patty and the toppings listed above. We happen to like ours with lettuce, tomato, Heinz 57, french fried potatoes, big kosher pickle, and a cold draught beer…