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The Mack NY strip burger recipe served on a plate with wedge potato fries
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The Mack Burger

Triple decker “smashed” New York Strip Burgers with minced onions, cheddar cheese sauce, chopped lettuce, and “special sauce"
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: The Mack Burger
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Chef David Rose

Ingredients

Special Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon capers, finely minced
  • 1 medium pepperoncini, seeds removed, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon caper juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Burgers

  • 4 Omaha Steaks PureGround™ New York Strip Burgers
  • 1/2 small white onion, finely minced
  • 1/2 1/2 small white onion, halved and sliced razor-thin
  • 4 American cheese slices
  • 2 sesame seed buns and 2 extra bun bottoms
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 12 hamburger dill pickle chips
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, finely minced

Cheese Sauce

  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 dashed hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

Special Sauce

  • Place all ingredients in medium bowl and whisk until well-incorporated.

Burgers

  • Remove burgers from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature, about 20minutes; season burgers on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • 2, 3-burger batches: In a large cast iron skillet, place 4 tablespoons vegetable oil and create 3 small piles of thinly sliced onions, about 2 tablespoons.
  • Place the 3 burgers on the3 piles of onions and use a burger press to smash burgers until about 1/2”thickness.
  • Cook burgers about 4minutes, until seared and browned; flip and add 1 slice of American cheese to each and cook another 3 to 4 minutes, until cheese melts and burger cooked to desired doneness.
  • Remove burgers from cast iron pan, clean and wipe out pan, and repeat process for remaining burgers.
  • In a separate cast iron pan, add butter and toast buns, toasting the extra bun bottom (the middle bun)on both sides for 30 to 45 seconds until golden brown.

Cheese Sauce

  • Bring heavy cream to a boil and whisk in cheese, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and pinch of salt and pepper
  • Reduce to medium heat and simmer about 3 to 4 minutes until thickened and sauce-like consistency; season to taste with salt and pepper.

Assembly

  • Place about 1 tablespoon of special sauce, 2 tablespoons of minced lettuce, and 2 pickles on the bottom bun, then add burger.
  • Place middle bun on top of burger, repeat condiment process, and then add second burger.
  • Put about 2 to 3tablespoons cheese sauce on top of second burger, repeat condiment process, add sauce to bottom of top bun and place on top.