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Serving size 4
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⅓ cup mayonnaise1 Tbsp toasted sesame seed4 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature4 brioche hamburger buns, split2 lb ground chuck, shaped into eight 1/4-inch-thick patties kosher salt freshly ground pepper2 Tbsp olive oil8 slices of cheddar cheese4 butter lettuce leaves4 shiso or sesame (perilla) leaves4 thin slices of tomato4 thin slices of red onion


  1. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the sesame seeds.
  2. Heat a large nonstick griddle or 2 nonstick skillets over moderate heat. Butter the cut sides of the hamburger buns and toast them on the griddle until golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a platter.
  3. Season the patties with salt and pepper. Brush the griddle with the olive oil, add the patties and cook over high heat for 2 minutes. Flip the patties and cook for 2 minutes longer, then top each one with a slice of cheddar cheese. Cook just until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute.
  4. Stack 2 burgers on each bun. Top with the lettuce, shiso leaves, tomato and onion. Spread the top halves of the buns with the sesame mayo, close the burgers and serve.

Image Credit: Chris Court
Recipe Courtesy of: Roy Choi

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Tags: Burger, Dinner, Ground Beef, Quick

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