Memorial Day Series – Bobby Flay’s LA Burger

What’s a BBQ without a juicy burger?? This looks incredible! A perfectly grilled burger topped with an avacado relish, cheddar cheese, tomato and watercress. Go here and tell me this doesn’t look like burger perfection!


Bobby’s Perfect Patty
Shape 6 ounces of 80 percent lean ground beef chuck into a uniform patty, no more than 3/4 inch thick (don’t overwork the meat). Make a depression in the center with your thumb so the burger won’t bulge; the indent will rise as the patty cooks. Preheat a grill or cast-iron grill pan to high. Brush the burger with canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until golden brown and slightly charred, turning once (7 minutes for medium-rare). Avoid pressing with a spatula! Add cheese for the last minute of cooking.

Your pick: Monterey Jack is a California favorite, but Bobby loves this burger with cheddar, too.

Avocado Relish
Avocado is one of Bobby’s favorite ingredients. He mixes 2 chopped Hass avocados with 1/2 diced small onion, 1 minced jalapeno, the juice of 1 lime, 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro, and salt and pepper.


L.A. doesn’t do iceberg lettuce, so Bobby tops off the burger with this peppery green instead.


One thick, juicy slice takes the place of ketchup.

One comment on “Memorial Day Series – Bobby Flay’s LA Burger

  1. I must agree that Bobby Flay makes the perfect burger. We have a few of his cookbooks and you truly can’t go wrong with his recipes! I’ve met him IRL too!

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