From the blog December 5, 2011 Judy

The Ultimate Burger

In this video Nathan and Max break down the components of the ultimate burger. As Nathan says, “Maybe you don’t have it every day–maybe you never have it–but it’s still kind of cool to know what the ultimate burger is.” While we agree that just knowing about the ultimate burger can be incredible, judging by how our mouths are watering now, maybe we actually could eat this burger every day! How about you?

For more on the components that go into this cheeseburger, check out the interactive feature that The Wall Street Journal put together about it.

If you would prefer to watch this video on YouTube, it can be found here.


  1. Julias Shaw December 5, 2011 Reply

    The YouTube video is private and can’t be viewed by the public.

    • Judy December 5, 2011 Reply

      Thanks Julias! It is fixed now!

  2. Janus December 5, 2011 Reply

    What about all the other components pictured?

  3. Ron Goodrich December 6, 2011 Reply

    Where’s the jalapeños and the bacon? I can’t really see this tasting better than the double bacon jalapenos cheeseburger I get from 5 guys for $6. Not 36 hours better anyway. I don’t buy the baloney coming out of this video. Helloooo!? Gotta have bacon.

    • Wayt December 6, 2011 Reply

      Bacon lovers might trying replacing (or supplementing) the mushroom ketchup in this recipe with our Bacon Jam (page 4·229). I’ve tried this jam (which also goes great on biscuits), and it’s pretty fantastic.

      As for jalapeños, one interesting approach might be to add a bit of jalapeño oil to the liquid smoke that is infused into the lettuce. You’d then get a nice dose of heat in every bite, rather than the full-blast/nothing shocks you get when just topping a burger with sliced jalapeños.

  4. Lily July 22, 2012 Reply

    Tessaro’s has the best burger in the uniervse, period! I’ve been all over the country and to more than a few places in San Francisco that claim to have the best burger ever but none come close to Tessaro’s. The Gourmet Burger with dry blue cheese is to die for.I can also recommend City Grill as a very close second but I haven’t been there in a while.If you are going to Tessaro’s on a Friday or Saturday you need to go close to 10:30 PM I’ve never had a problem getting in there and sitting down with in a few minutes.

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