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This week’s recipe is from Chef Richard Blais of Juniper & Ivy in San Diego, Calif.

Burger from Juniper & Ivy


• 2 Ground Beef Patties (each 4 oz.), preferably equal parts Chuck, Short Rib and Brisket
• 1 Bun, Toasted
• 1 oz Burger Sauce (recipe below)
• 2 slices American Cheese
• 5 Bread & Butter Pickles
• 1 Onion, sliced into rounds (coated in 2 tablespoons of yellow mustard)

Burger Sauce

• 1 Cup Ketchup
• 1 Cup Mayonnaise
• ½ Cup Relish
• 1 tablespoon garlic powder
• 1 tablespoon onion powder

Mix all ingredients of burger sauce together until fully incorporated. Reserve. Toast buns on grill.

In a cast iron pan, sear burgers, cook until medium rare. Cook onions on grill until charred and tender. Stack onions on top of one burger, and top with cheese. Top second patty with cheese also.

Stack burgers on top of each other and build.

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