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two burger patties on a griddle with cheese and pickles and two buns

The Best Burger Recipe - Mustard Crusted Cheeseburgers

There are thousands of burger recipes out there, but top grilling influencers agree that Chef Jean Paul Bourgeois' mustard-crusted burger is the best.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword burger, cheeseburger, hamburger, mustard
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 396 kcal
Author Christie Vanover


  • 1 lb Certified Angus Beef® brand ground beef 80/20 blend
  • kosher salt
  • course ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/3 cup beef tallow melted
  • 1/2 white onion thinly sliced
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 16 dill pickle slices
  • 8 hamburger buns


  1. Divide the ground beef into eight 2-ounce portions. Shape into patties. 

  2. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Spread mustard on one side. 

  3. Melt the beef tallow in a pot or in the microwave. 

  4. Heat a griddle to medium high. Brush the griddle with the melted beef tallow. 

  5. Add the patties, mustard side down. Cook, until the patties develop a crust. Flip.

  6. Top each patty with American cheese, two pickles and a top bun. 

  7. Continue cooking for a few minutes, until the meat is cooked through and the cheese is melted. Transfer to a platter with the bottom buns. 

Nutrition Facts
The Best Burger Recipe - Mustard Crusted Cheeseburgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 881mg38%
Potassium 283mg8%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 460IU9%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 317mg32%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.