The Cheesy Pleaser

Serves 6 Regular-Sized Burgers
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Bright and full-bodied, this Zinfandel wine is a curious contradiction in tastes.

My burger is called the Cheesy Pleaser.  It has 2 cheeses that are mixed through the burger and American cheese on top, like a glorious crown for this meat lover’s dream.  Your eyes will fill with tears when you bring these out to your friends and family.  They will remember the cheesy pleaser and beg for the recipe.


  • 2 Pounds of 80/20 hamburger
  • 1 Tablespoon of garlic powder
  • Medium sized onion, minced
  • 1 Cup mozzarella, shredded
  • ½ Cup cheddar, shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 Slices deli American cheese
  • 6 Slices pepper jack cheese
  • 6 Tomato slices
  • 12 Slices of applewood bacon, chopped
  • 6 Leaves of lettuce
  • 3/4 Teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 6 Buttered brioche buns, lightly grilled



  1. Mince onion and lay on a paper towel to absorb any extra water
  2. In a large bowl mix hamburger, garlic powder and minced onion
  3. Add Worcestershire sauce, shredded mozzarella and shredded cheddar
  4. Form 6 patties and brush each side with butter and pepper
  5. Cook the bacon until crispy and chop fine
  6. Cook hamburgers for 5-6 minutes per half inch of thickness, on each side, or when your meat thermometer reads 160 Fahrenheit
  7. Add American cheese
  8. When American cheese starts to melt, top with bacon and pepper jack
  9. Butter brioche buns and place on the grill for 45 seconds, until lightly toasted
  10. Place hamburgers top of brioche buns and top with lettuce and tomato