Classic Beef Burgers With Cheese Sauce
30 mins (prep 30)
14 ingredients
4 servings
No matter what the story is behind this burger, first or not, it is sheer perfection on a bun. This recipe is loosely based on the original hamburger that was invented and still served at Louis’ Lunch in Connecticut. One visit to the quaint little corner burger joint and you will see first hand how this burger phenomenon has captivated the regulars. The recipe, which has not changed since its invention in 1900, uses 5 different combinations of ground chuck and can only be topped with cheese, onion and tomato. In fact Louis’ Lunch refuses to serve ketchup or mustard saying it would corrupt the taste. This recipe yields a similar moist burger by combining chuck and grilled sirloin and uses a version of the restaurant’s cheddar cheese sauce spiked with lager. Surprisingly, the burger really does not need ketchup or other condiments; it definitely holds its own. The recipe was adapted from Steven Raichlen.Beer Recommendation: Samuel Adams Boston Lager was suggested to me for the cheese sauce and to drink with this recipe. There was a strong, but not overpowering, beer taste to the cheese sauce that I enjoyed.

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Serving Size (418.32 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 1113.61 Calories from Fat 704.61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 78.29g 481.81%
Saturated Fat 41.48g 829.62%
Trans Fat 2.45g %
Cholesterol 337.43mg 449.91%
Sodium 946.45mg 157.74%
Total Carbohydrate 5.12g 6.82%
Dietary Fiber 0.12 g 1.91%
Sugars 0.7 g %
Protein 90.05g 720.4%
Vitamin A 1371.98IU% Vitamin C 0.27mg%
Calcium 906.41mg% Iron 7.11mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
freshly ground black pepper, boston lettuce leaves