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Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Backyard Burger

The Backyard Burger is a classic mouthwatering delight that will satisfy your craving for a quintessential American burger. Nestled between soft, toasted buns, you’ll find a juicy beef patty cooked to perfection with a generous slice of melty American cheese. Fresh butter lettuce adds a crisp bite, ripe tomato slices bring a hint of sweetness, crunchy pickles introduce a tangy twist, and sharp red onions offer a bold flavor that dances across your taste buds with each mouthful.

This burger isn’t just a meal; it’s a nostalgic trip to the essence of American comfort food, where the quality of ingredients and hearty portions are always in style. Whether enjoying a sunny day in the yard or simply indulging in a delicious dinner, the Backyard Burger is perfect.

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Backyard Burger Recipe

Backyard Burger Recipe

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  • 1 lb Ground Beef (preferably 80/20 mix)

  • 4 slices American Cheese

  • 4 leaves – Butter Lettuce

  • 1 medium sliced – Tomato

  • 4 slices – Dill Pickles

  • 1 small thinly sliced – Red Onion

  • 4 Hamburger Buns

  • To taste, Salt and Pepper

  • Optional Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise

  • For grilling
  • Butter or Oil


  • Prepare Patties:
  • Divide the ground beef into 4 equal portions.
  • Form each portion into a patty about ¾ inch thick.
  • Season both sides of each patty with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat Grill:
  • Preheat your grill, grill pan, or skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Lightly oil the grill grates or pan.
  • Cook Burgers:
  • Place the patties on the grill and cook for 4 minutes per side for medium doneness.
  • A couple of minutes before the burgers are done, place a slice of American cheese on each patty and let it melt.
  • Prepare Buns:
  • Butter the insides of the hamburger buns and toast them on the grill or skillet until lightly golden.
  • Assemble Burgers:
  • On the bottom bun, place a lettuce leaf, followed by a slice of tomato, a few slices of red onion, and a couple of pickle slices.
  • Place the cheese-topped burger patty on top.
  • Add ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise if desired.
  • Cap with the top bun.
  • Serve:
  • Serve immediately with your choice of side dishes like fries or a salad.

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Last Updated on January 7, 2024 by John Siracusa


  • John Siracusa

    Hi, I'm John. I've worked in the Food Service industry for over 25 years, working in my family's business. Cooking for me has always been an art infused with traditions. My career was inspired by Hell's Kitchen, the West Side of Manhattan, which has one of New York City's best independent restaurant communities. I also admire Gordon Ramsay's no-nonsense approach to always being your best.

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