Gordon Ramsay Hamburger Recipe (All His Secrets Revealed)

The Gordon Ramsay Hamburger recipe is an art of using a unique Gordon Ramsay burger blend of brisket, chuck sirloin, short rib ground beef, and freshly grilled onion slices that add such an essential component to building the perfect burger.

That’s because raw onions are too strong and acidic, and they miss the mark in flavor. Grilled onions are easy to make and add a layer of flavor to the burger pattie.

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Equipment You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay Burger Patties?

  • Large Bowl – Add the three kinds of ground beef along with an egg to a bowl to make the mixture for the patties,
  • Grill – The grill serves a lot of purposes in this recipe. Cook the patties on the grill and caramelize onions on it as well. Also, toast the buns on the grill as well.
  • Knife – To slice the veggies, use a sharp knife.
  • Spoon – Mix the sauces and other elements with a spoon.
  • Tongs – Use the tongs for picking and placing things off and on the grill.

Gordon Ramsay’s Top 15 Kitchen Essentials

When I can’t get outside to cook on my grill, my favorite pan-to-cook Gordon Ramsay burger recipe at home is a 12-inch cast-iron skillet from Lodge; they come preseason grill pan or not. Try out perfectly grilled chicken breasts or grilling up some sweet summer peaches for a BBQ flavor any time of year.

I’ve used and recommend both cookware sets, the ScanPan 10-Piece Cookware Set and the HexClad 7-Piece Hybrid; both are well-made pans with a solid, heavy bottom, heat fast, and they get the job done. Visit the ScanPan or HexClad on Amazon.

Make Gordon Ramsay Burger Blend

I’ve heard a lot of cooking tips on how to make a great burger in my lifetime, like toasting the buns on the grill beforehand with butter, don’t move the patties on the grill to stop them from breaking up, and seasoning the burger well. But one piece of advice stood out when Gordon brushed the burger patties with butter to baste them just about two minutes before taking them off the grill.

How Does Gordon Ramsay Season His Burgers?

Gordon seasons his burgers liberally with coarse sea salt and coarsely ground pepper; he also uses garlic powder. While the burgers are cooking, he lightly seasons the onions with salt and pepper, adds a touch of olive oil, and grills the onions as the buns are toasting.

What Is the Best Meat for Burgers?

The best meat for hamburgers is 80/20 ground chuck, meaning 80% lean meat and 20% fat. You can mix and match meats, but fat equals juiciness and flavor if you want a juicy burger, so an 80-20 or 70-30 lean-to-fat ratio in ground beef is essential. Gordon commonly combines Chuck, Brisket, Short Rib, Sirloin, or TriTip for burger blends.

When Should You Season Burgers?

The best time to salt your burger patties is as close to the actual cooking time as possible. Once your pan or grill is hot, grab your sea salt and ground pepper and season the patties outside right before cooking them.

How Do You Make Gordon Ramsay’s Burgers

Step 1. I would suggest preparing a day ahead before grilling. Blend the sirloin chuck, brisket, and short rib ground beef, then mix with some egg. Patty into 8 oz patties and then refrigerate for 24 hours before using; this will help the patties stay together and won’t come apart as you grill them.

Step 2. Ensure the grill is scorching hot before putting the patties on the grill. Now season the patties with salt and pepper and add a little oil. Make sure to roll the sides of the patties to season them with salt and pepper thoroughly.

Step 3. Look for the hottest part of the grill, and place the burger patties on the grill. It usually occupies about 2/3 of the top of the grill. The secret is to move the patties as little as possible once you place the burger patties on the grill. Make sure burgers are at room temperature for 10 minutes before grilling.

Step 4. Begin preparing or presenting the burger buns as the burgers are cooking. Season the buns with salt and pepper, and crisp them on both sides on the grill.

Step 5. Season the thick-sliced onions with some salt and pepper. Add some oil and place onions on the grill as the buns and burgers cook.

Step 6. Grill each burger patty for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes on both sides. Now start basting your patties by brushing them on each side. It is about two minutes before they are taken off the grill to add more flavor.

Step 7. Thirty seconds before the patties come off the grill; you need to season the patties again. Then add your jack cheese to the patties to melt while the burgers are still on the grill.

Step 8. Before taking the burger patties off the grill, set up the Brioche buns with a mustard mayo blend, lettuce, and tomatoes. First, you start by placing a tablespoon of mustard mayo blend on both sides of the top and bottom of the bun. Then gently fold the lettuce to fit onto the bun and press down on the lettuce, making sure it stays folded.

Step 9. After the mustard mayo blend and lettuce, add a thick slice of tomato on top of the lettuce, season the tomato with salt and pepper, and add a dab of more mayo.

Step 10. Add the burgers on each of the present dressed Brioche buns. Place the grilled onions on top of each patty; finish by placing the top bun.

Gordon Ramsay Burger Recipe

4 from 54 votes
Course: LunchCuisine: American
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

Gordon brushes on butter to baste the burger, a technique employed in Gordon’s Las Vegas restaurant’s burger.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. Ground Beef short rib 80/20

  • 1/2 lb. Ground Beef brisket 80/20

  • 1 lb. Ground Beef chuck 80/20

  • 4 5″ Brioche Bun

  • 4 slices of Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 Large Onion, Cut into thick Slices

  • 1 Large Tomato Cut into thick Slices

  • 4 Lettuce Boston bib Lettuce leaves

  • 4 Oz. Mayo – Dijon Mustard spread

  • 4 Tbsp. Unsalted butter to baste burgers and Toast Buns

Directions

  • Blend Sirloin chuck, brisket, and short rib ground beef mixes, then mix with some egg. I suggest you prepare this a day before grilling. Patty into 8 oz patties and then refrigerate for 24 hours before using; this will help the patties stay together and won’t come apart as you grill them.
  • Make sure the grill is scorching before putting the patties on the grill. Now season the patties with salt and pepper and add a little oil. Make sure to roll the sides of the patties, so they get fully seasoned.
  • Make sure burgers are at room temperature 10 minutes before grilling them. Look for the hottest part on the grill and place the burger patties down on the grill. The secret is to move the patties as little as possible once you place the burger patties on the grill.
  • Beginning preparing the hamburger buns as the burgers are cooking. Season buns with salt and pepper, and crisp them on both sides on the grill.
  • Season the thick-sliced onions with salt and pepper, add some oil and place onions on the grill as the buns and burgers are cooking.
  • Now start basting your patties by brushing them on each side just about two minutes before taking off the grill to add some more flavor. Grill each burger patties for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes on both sides.
  • Thirty seconds before the patties come off the grill, you need to season the patties again, then add your jack cheese on top to melt while the burgers are still on the grill.
  • Setup the Brioche buns; add the mustard mayo blend, lettuce, and tomatoes before taking the burger patties off the grill. First, you start by placing a tablespoon of mustard mayo blend on both sides of the top and bottom of the bun. Then gently fold the lettuce to fit onto the bun and press down on the lettuce, ensuring it stays folded.
  • After the mustard mayo blend and lettuce, add a thick slice of tomato to the lettuce, season the tomato with salt and pepper, and dab more mayo on top.
  • Add the burgers on each of the Pre-made dressed Brioche buns. Place grilled onions on top of each patty finish by placing the top bun.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Adapted from Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen

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John Siracusa

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 boasts one of N.Y. City's best independent restaurant communities, along with Gordon Ramsay's no-nonsense approach towards always being your best.

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