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Game Day Burger Recipe

The Daily Meal is spending football season getting favorite game-day recipes from chef supporters of Taste of the NFL

The Daily Meal is spending football season getting favorite game-day and tailgating recipes from chef supporters of Taste of the NFL. This week chefs Mike Price and Joey Campanaro of Market Table in NYC are sharing their recipe for their signature Game Day Burger. A delicious burger is always the sign of a great tailgate, so fire up the grill.


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  • 2 medium yellow onions
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 8 eight-ounce patties, such as ground Pat LaFrieda special blend beef
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Pound sliced sharp white Cheddar cheese
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • 1 head bib lettuce
  • 2 red beefsteak tomatoes
  • 1 Cup sliced full sour pickles
  • Ketchup, for garnish
  • Mayonnaise, for garnish
  • Mustard, for garnish
  • French fries or potato chips, for serving


Slice the yellow onion ¼ inch thick and sauté in 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat until golden brown and caramelized. Reserve.

Season burgers with salt and pepper on both sides and grill over medium to high heat until charred and medium rare. Top the burgers with the warm caramelized onions followed by the sliced Cheddar cheese.

While the cheese is melting, half and toast the bun over the grill. Place the burgers on the bun and serve with lettuce, tomato, pickles, ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard. Serve with either potato chips or French fries.