National Cheeseburger Day is coming up pretty fast, September 18th! Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs definitely knows a thing or two about burgers. They have a handful of choices, including the Bacon Mac-n-Cheese burger!

I wanted to share some tips on making the best cheeseburgers from Planet Hollywood’s very own Executive Sous Chef, Rafael Chico.

Tips for making the best cheeseburgers:

  • You want your burger to remain juicy, so choose a standard meat, chopped sirloin or chuck — 80/20 is perfect!
  • Bind your patties together with eggs and breadcrumbs.
    • Special tip: season the meat AFTER you bind the patties together with kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Cook burger 5-6 minutes on each side for medium; 8-9 minutes for well done.
  • Always toast your buns with a light butter spread as it keeps the sauces from sinking into the bread.
  • Some of the best cheeses: smoked gouda, brie, cheddar, and American.
  • Some of the best sauces: ketchup, mayo, barbecue, and garlic aioli.
  • Toppings can include shredded lettuce, onions, and tomato.
  • Don’t forget the bacon

If you don’t feel like cooking, head on over to Planet Hollywood! They’ll make a great burger for you!

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