Cheeseburger in Paradise

Margaritaville Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

28 ounces USDA choice beef chuck diced
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1 teaspoon celery salt
8 slices American cheese
4 sesame hamburger buns, toasted
8 leaves iceberg lettuce
4 slices tomato, 1/4 inch thick
4 slices red onion, 1/4 inch thick
4 toothpicks
4 pickle spears
2 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled, cut into fries and fried golden brown

Using a meat grinder with a 3/8 inch plate, grind the meat. Change to a 1/8 inch plate, and grind a second time. Shape the ground meat into 4 (7 ounce) patties. In a mixing bowl, combine the kosher salt, pepper, garlic salt, onion salt and celery salt. Mix well.  Place burgers on a hot grill and season with the seasoning salt.

Cook the burgers halfway to desired temperature and flip over and finish cooking.   Place cheese on the burger when it is 3/4 of the way cooked and melt. Place bottom bun on plate. Place burger on bottom bun. Place lettuce, tomato and onion on top of the burger. Cover with top bun and secure with a wooden pick. Place pickle next to the burger. Place fries on the plate.

Other Burgers at Margaritaville

  • RANCHO DELUXE BURGER: Topped with Monterey Jack cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, sliced tomato, pickles and ranch dressing.
  • BLACK & BLEU BURGER: Topped with Applewood smoked bacon, chunky bleu cheese dressing, lettuce and sliced tomato.
  • VOLCANO BURGER: Topped with volcano chili, lava cheese sauce, pickled jalapenos, guacamole and Fritos original corn chips. 
  • CHEDDAR BBQ BURGER: Topped with cheddar cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, fried onions, lettuce, and BBQ aioli. Served with a roasted jalapeƱo on the side.

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