The Brick Burger from Guy Fieri Family Food by Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri’s inspiring new cookbook, Guy Fieri Family Food, brings fun to the table with delectable dishes everyone will love and great ideas for getting the family together to cook, eat, and enjoy! Guy’s favorite place to cook is at home with his family in Northern California, and he lets us in on all his tips, secrets, and best-loved recipes in this full-color cookbook, from burgers and sandwiches to grains and greens to pasta and noodles. With recipes including Turkey and Roasted Poblano Burger with Crushed Avocado, Fire-Roasted Fieri Lasagna, Buffalo Chicken Soup, Sweet Italian Pepper Poppers, Balsamic BBQ Short Ribs, or Deep Fried Ice Cream “Boulders,”Guy Fieri Family Food includes tasty, crowd-pleasing meals that make weeknights easier, weekends more fun, and everything more delicious! Pre-order a copy of Guy Fieri Family Food before it’s on sale October 11, 2016.

Today it’s National Cheeseburger Day, and to celebrate we’re sharing the recipe for The Brick Burger from the cookbook. It’s juicy and compact, and it has all the makings of a perfect burger. Plus, you get to use a brick while cooking it – what’s cooler than that?!
The Brick Burger
What’s that you say? You want the secret to the most unbelievable gooey- cheesy- extra- crusty- juicy burger ever? All you need is a Brick… House… JK, you only need the brick. It presses the burgers like a panini and crisps the bread while letting all the flavors and juices of the burger and toppings mingle together. Like at a house party. A brick house party.
brick-burger-015MAKES 4 servings • TIME 1 hour
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 /4 cup diced drained jarred pimientos
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (80% lean)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 or 6 turns freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Roasted Garlic Butter, melted
  • 1 /4 cup Donkey Sauce
  • 4 sourdough buns
  • 1 large kosher dill pickle, thinly sliced
  • 1 /4 sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 /2 pound sliced deli ham
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, thinly sliced
Special equipment
  • Heavy- duty aluminum foil
  • 2 bricks
  1. In a small bowl, combine the pickle relish and diced pimientos. Set aside.
  2. Preheat a grill to hot. Form the ground beef into four 6-o unce patties, each about 4 inches in diameter. Season the patties on both sides w ith salt and pepper. Grill the patties for 4 to 5 minutes, until they have a nice char and blood begins to come to the surface. Flip and cook for 3 minutes on the second side. Remove the burgers from the grill and set aside to cool.
  3. Lightly brush the cut sides of the buns with the melted garlic butter. Toast the bun halves on the grill until golden and crisp, about 45 seconds per side. Set aside. Reduce the grill heat to medium.
  4. To assemble the burgers, lightly smear donkey sauce on the cut side of each bun. Cover the bottom bun with 3 pickle slices and 1 or 2 onion slices. Top with the burger, 1 teaspoon of the relish mixture, 2 slices of Swiss cheese, some sliced ham, and 2 tomato slices. Cover with the top bun halves.
  5. To finish the burgers, wrap each burger in heavy- duty aluminum foil, forming a tight packet and sealing around the edges. Place the burgers back on the grill and put a brick on top of them (one brick will cover two burgers). Cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the brick, flip the packets, place the brick on top, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the grill and let cool slightly. Tear open the foil and serve.


One Response to “The Brick Burger from Guy Fieri Family Food by Guy Fieri”
  1. Helene Montgomery says:

    Don’t you need to heat the bricks???

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