Cheeseburger with Special Sauce

Keep all the flavors with one flip. That’s the trick for every great burger. This cheeseburger recipe includes a special sauce to make every bite one you’ll never forget.
Cheese Burger

Level: Easy

Total time: 20 mins


-        1 pound of grass-fed beef (80/20)

-        Hamburger buns of your choice

-        4 slices of white, aged cheddar

-        2 tbsp salt and fresh ground pepper

-        1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

-        Lettuce leaves, sliced tomato, and onion for topping

Special Sauce Ingredients:

-        ¼ cup of organic mayonnaise

-        1 tsp organic yellow mustard

-        1 ½ tsp organic chili sauce

-        ¼ tsp of paprika

-        ¼ tsp garlic powder

-        ¼ tsp onion powder

Grilling burgers on charcoal grill.


  1. If you have a charcoal grill and chimney starter, remove the top grate of your grill for food and place your chimney inside the grill.
  2. Fill your chimney with hardwood charcoal all the way to the top.
  3. Slide a piece of paper beneath the chimney and light the paper using a match or small lighter through the hole at the bottom.
  4. Wait till charcoal is hot and ready. You’ll know it’s ready when the charcoal starts showing shades of grey.
  5. Pour your charcoal into the grill and adjust your grill openings to rise into a medium heat of about 250-300 F.
  6. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, mustard, chili sauce, paprika, garlic, and onion powder. Stir until everything is well mixed.
  7. Divide your beef into 4 patties. If you purchased 1 pound of beef and split them somewhat easily into 4, each patty will become a ¼ pound burger. You can split it into 8 patties for smaller portions, but remember to double your bun count if you do so.
  8. Brush olive oil on both sides of the beef patties and coat them lightly with salt and pepper. 
  9. Place patties on grill and cook until browned on the bottom side.  You can check on the patties by tilting them with a spatula or tong, but be careful not to do this too soon, or the burger might bend or break.
  10. Once they are browned, flip only once (do not press down).
  11. While the meat is cooking, place buns on the grill. If you have a two-tier grill, place it on the top tier to avoid direct heat. Let them sit flat side down until they’re crispy and warm. This usually does not take longer than 2 minutes.
  12. Remove buns and place them on a plate flat side up.
  13. Spread sauce across the bottom halves of the buns.
  14. Once the bottom of the patties are brown, remove them from the grill and place each patty over sauced bottom half of the bun.
  15. Place veggies on top of the patties and then place the top half of the buns over the veggies.
  16. Serve and enjoy.

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