The Cadillac Burger

The Cadillac Burger
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The Cadillac Burger

P.J. Clarke's

The Cadillac Burger

This burger is all about the classic ingredients — just a fresh ground beef patty, good old yellow American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion, and for the "Cadillac" touch, a little bit of hickory-smoked bacon. Eating in style doesn't always have to involve exotic ingredients.

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Mold the ground beef gently into a ½-inch-thick hamburger patty. Do not overhandle the meat. Heat a nonstick griddle over medium-high heat until hot. Place the burger down and season generously with salt. Sear for up to 4 minutes without moving. Flip the burger and sear for another 4 minutes without moving or touching (never press a hamburger).


Place the cheese on top of the burger patty and let the steam from the burger patty melt the cheese. Arrange the cooked bacon slices on top and serve on a bun with the onion slice underneath and a pickle. Top with the lettuce and tomato, if desired.


Calories per serving:

471 kcal

Daily value:



  • Protein 47 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 30 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 75 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 22 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 6 µg
  • Ash 2 g
  • Calcium, Ca 16 mg
  • Cholesterol 162 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 14 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 10 g
  • Folate, DFE 16 µg
  • Folate, food 16 µg
  • Folate, total 16 µg
  • Iron, Fe 5 mg
  • Magnesium, Mg 44 mg
  • Niacin 6 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 402 mg
  • Potassium, K 606 mg
  • Retinol 22 µg
  • Selenium, Se 29 µg
  • Sodium, Na 173 mg
  • Water 103 g
  • Zinc, Zn 11 mg
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