The Big CL Burger The Big CL Burger

Image: Maya Visnyei | Food styling: Claire Stubbs | Prop styling: Lara McGraw

Skip the drive-thru line with our all-beef patties, stacked high for a double dose of meat and topped off with cheese, pickles and our lip-smacking burger sauce.

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



🍔Divide beef evenly into 8 mounds; between parchment paper, flatten into 5-inch wide patties with bottom of heavy skillet. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.

🍔In large cast-iron skillet, cook patties, 2 at a time, over medium-high heat, until bottoms are browned and lift easily from pan, about 1 minute; flip. Top each patty with 1 slice of cheddar; cook until bottoms are browned, patties are cooked through and cheese is melted, about 1 minute.

🍔Spread 1 tsp of the burger sauce onto bottom third of each bun; top with half of the onion and lettuce. Layer 1 patty, 2 pickle rounds and middle thirds of buns over top; spread 1 tsp of the remaining burger sauce onto each. Layer remaining onion, lettuce, patties, pickles and burger sauce over top; sandwich with top thirds of buns.



🍔The Ultimate Burger Sauce 

In small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 3 tbsp ketchup, 3 tbsp finely chopped dill pickle, 1 tsp mustard, 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce and 1/4 tsp salt until combined. Makes about 3/4 cup.



Test Kitchen Tips

⭒ To make double-decker buns, cut whole burger buns into thirds horizontally, or trim the tops and bottoms off split buns to form the middle thirds needed for this recipe. 

⭒ Flattening the patties with a heavy skillet gives you the perfect thickness, and the parchment paper prevents the meat from sticking to your work surface or your pan. Gently peel off the parchment and transfer the patties using a large spatula.


Nutritional facts PER SERVING: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 1189 mg
  • Sugars 9 g
  • Protein 54 g
  • Calories 939
  • Total fat 48 g
  • Potassium 662 mg
  • Cholesterol 152 mg
  • Saturated fat 20 g
  • Total carbohydrate 45 g


  • Iron 41
  • Folate 15
  • Calcium 32
  • Vitamin A 3
  • Vitamin C 5
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