Not so much a recipe, as a different way to assemble your burger, courtesy of an update Alton Brown made…

Alton shredded the cheese, and added paprika and garlic powder, and mixed. I found that you could also use thin slices, and just sprinkle the powders directly on the bun with a condiment on it, with good results.

Start with:

  • A burger patty, cooked however you want (I generally sous vide, then either grill or broil to brown)
  • Shredded cheese, or two slices
  • A good bun, potato holds up well to a burger
  • Pickles, jalapenos, and other veggies you might want
  • Mustard
  • Mayo
  • Paprika
  • Powdered garlic

To assemble:

  • Spread mayo on the bottom bun (Alton said this helps keep the juice from penetrating
  • Spread mustard on the top bun
  • Sprinkle paprika and garlic on the top bun
  • Put pickles and/or jalapenos, any small veggies on top bun
  • Put grated or sliced cheese on BOTH buns
  • Put buns in toaster oven, toast until cheese melts
  • Put cooked patty on bottom bun, top with tomatoes/lettuce/onions/bacon/fried egg/beets/whatever you want
  • Add top bun to burger stack, and enjoy!