Makes 4 double burgers 

1 lb of meat divided into 2 ounce balls

1 sweet white onion sliced thinly

1 large tomato sliced thinly

8 Slices of American cheese

8 sesame seed burger buns

Miso Russian (recipe below)

1/2 head of iceberg lettuce shredded

2 pieces of parchment, cut into 4 squares each

Miso Russian

1/4 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon white miso paste

2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

3 tablespoons dill relish

1 teaspoon sriracha (optional)

Whisk everything together in a bowl and set aside.


Step 1

Heat an iron skillet or flattop grill over high heat.

Set the burger meat on top with no oil cover with a piece of parchment and press with a burger press or heavy spatula until smashed. Cook about 2 minutes.

Step 2

Scrape under the burger so you don’t leave any of that beautiful char on the grill. Flip and add your cheese cooking 1 minute more.

Step 3

Top the bottom of a burger bun with a generous amount of the Russian dressing, followed by the burger, patties, tomato, lettuce and top bun.