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“This recipe is the the double cheeseburger at the famous chicago-based restaurant Portillo's. They have such a unique and delicious flavor that I wanted to make it at home. I couldn't find it anywhere so i decided to create it myself. I tried it tonight, and it was perfection.”
1 double cheeseburger

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  1. separate the meat into two 1/3 lb portions and roll them into balls. Place one ball between two sheets of wax paper and press with a medium pot until the patty is about 1/4 inch thick (it should be about 6-7 inches in diameter. Repeat for the second patty.
  2. Preheat the grill and gently place the patties on the grill. Set to low and cover. This should only take about 2-3 minutes on one side and 2 on the other. Each grill is different so keep your eye on it.
  3. Meanwhile coat each side of the kaiser bun lightly with butter and warm it on the stovetop or in a cool part of the grill just until the inside begins to crisp up.
  4. Coat each side of the bun with half the mayo and half the ketchup. When the meat is cooked, layer the burger like this: Bottom bun, one slice, american cheese, first patty, second slice of american cheese, second patty, lettuce leaf, 4 large pickle chips, one slice of tomato (or two if the tomato doesn't cover the whole burger), one slice of red onion, top bun.

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