Double Decker Burger

This Double Decker Burger has two grilled beef patties each topped with a cheesy slice of Land O Lakes® Deli American, plus classic burger fixings and a secret sauce on top. Perfect for summer grilling! This post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes.

This Double Decker Burger will satisfy your burger cravings!

It’s always funny to me when I order a burger at a restaurant and the waiter asks me if I want any cheese, because the thought of eating a burger without cheese is like eating a cake without frosting. Of course I want cheese!

My favorite cheese for a burger is melty, cheesy Deli American. There’s a time and a place for gruyere, blue cheese, and the like, but for a burger, my cravings steer me in the classic direction. Burger cravings must be dealt with seriously and quickly, after all. Hence why you often hear people say “I need a burger” over “I want a burger.” Or at least, that’s what you’d hear me say!

This Double Decker Burger Recipe is perfect for summer grilling!

The best burgers are made on the grill. I’m fortunate to live in a building in NYC that has a grill on the roof, because you just can’t beat that caramelization and char that happens with a super hot grill.

But, if you don’t have access to a grill, a good alternative is cooking them in a super hot cast-iron skillet on the stove. I do this when it’s chilly outside, but when it’s summertime, I totally grill it up.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I’ve partnered with Land O’Lakes for a couple years now making recipes with their butter, but this time I’m sharing a recipe using their Premium Deli Cheese. Their Deli American is very popular and it’s my go-to for when I make burgers.

When I have the time, I prefer to get it freshly sliced at the deli counter, but when I’m in a hurry I’ll grab a package of the pre-sliced.

Land O Lakes Deli American

To get started, make the burger sauce so it’s ready when the burgers are finished cooking. It’s a mixture of mayonnaise, ketchup, Dijon mustard, pickle juice, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper.

Secret Burger Sauce

Stir it all together to combine.

Burger Sauce Recipe

Now it’s time to grill! While some people will grill the buns and burgers at the same time, I like to knock the buns out first, so I can focus on nailing the cook of the burgers. They only need a minute or two to toast.

Grilled Burger Buns

Next cook eight 4-oz beef patties for a couple minutes on each side, then put one slice of Land O Lakes® Deli American on each one just before taking the patties off the grill. That way they melt just a little bit.

Grilled Beef Patties for Burgers

To assemble the burgers, place a leaf or two of butter lettuce on a toasted bun.

Double Decker Burger -- Two Beef Patties, Cheese, and Classic Fixings

Then stack up two of the beef and cheese patties.

Double Decker Burger with Land O Lakes Deli American

Add a few slices of tomato.

Land O Lakes Deli American Burger

Then add red onion, and bread and butter pickles.

Classic Double Decker Burger with Land O Lakes Deli American

Spread a spoonful of the burger sauce on the inside of the top bun.

Double Decker Burger Sauce

Then put the top on.

Double Decker Burger Recipe with Cheese

Enjoy all summer long! Happy grilling, my friends.

Double Decker Burger

This Double Decker Burger has two grilled beef patties each topped with a cheesy slice of Land O Lakes® Deli American, plus classic burger fixings and a secret sauce on top. Perfect for summer grilling!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon pickle juice (from the bread and butter pickles above)
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 8 four-ounce beef patties, preferably 85% lean
  • 8 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American
  • Butter lettuce, for garnish, optional
  • Sliced tomato, for garnish, optional
  • Sliced red onion, for garnish, optional
  • Bread and butter pickles, for garnish, optional
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the grill to 600 degrees F.
  2. In the meantime, make the burger sauce by stirring all of the sauce ingredients together until combined. Set aside.
  3. If desired, toast the buns directly on the grill, for about 1 minute, until toasted. Remove to a tray.
  4. Season both sides of the beef patties with salt and pepper, then cook on the grill for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until browned on the edges and cooked through to your desired doneness. Place one slice of Land O Lakes® Deli American on each patty just before removing from the grill, to melt slightly. Remove the beef from the grill, then allow to rest for a couple minutes.
  5. To assemble the burgers, place a leaf of lettuce on the bottom bun to prevent the bun from getting soggy. Then place two cheese beef patties on top, then the tomato, red onion, and pickles. Spread the inside of the top bun with a tablespoon or more of burger sauce, then place on top of the burgers. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information Serves Makes 4 burgers     adjust servings
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 629kcal Calories from fat 314
% Daily Value
Total Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 154mg51%
Sodium 730mg30%
Carbohydrate 25g8%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 54g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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