Kerry Simon's Ultimate Burger

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Recipe: #17765

March 06, 2015

Categories: Burgers

"As seen in the Iron Chef America ground beef cook off with Cat Cora. I have now made this a couple of times and it is the best burger bar none that i have ever had. The ingredients seem different (i was tempted to not make the portobello saute and leave out the celery once) but they combine to be a burger sensation."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (189.5 g)
  • Calories 536.4
  • Total Fat - 35.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 136.6 mg
  • Sodium - 673.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 3.6 g
  • Protein - 41.9 g
  • Calcium - 35.6 mg
  • Iron - 4.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a skillet, render the sliced bacon. Remove cooked bacon from pan and drain on paper towels, leaving rendered fat in the pan. Add the mushrooms, garlic and shallots to the same pan and cook about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat to cool.

Step 2

In a bowl, combine the ground chuck, oil, beer, celery leaves, minced bacon, thyme and salt and pepper. Shape into patties. Grill the burgers to your desired doneness.

Step 3

Cut the brioche into slices that are about the same size as the patties and toast until golden brown.

Step 4

Add cheese, if using, to the burgers to melt. Top each burger with bacon, sautéed mushroom mixture and tomato slices, and place between slices of toasted brioche.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


At my house, we LOVE burgers and this recipe didn't disappoint. They came out super juicy and tasty. I wasn't able to find brioche during this Coronavirus time, so used regular burger buns, which I believe didn't take away from the dish. Thank you Marramamba for sharing!


review by:
(10 Apr 2020)


These burgers were made for the adults at our 4th of July party and they were devoured in minutes! Big hit with the guys, especially my hubby. He raved about them after the first bite!! I didn't use the Brioche, just some huge rolls with sesame seeds on top, and toasted them on the grill.


review by:
(5 Jul 2015)

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