Chef John’s Burger

Recipe Creator: Chef John

Bothwell’s own Chef John shares the secrets of grilling a better Bothwell burger.


  • 2 lbs ground chuck
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • ½ tsp onion power
  • 4 Bothwell Cheese slices (8 if you want to double up!)
  • 4 Brioche buns
  • Toppings of choice


  • Ice cream scoop
  • Hamburger patty press
  • Meat thermometer


  1. Preheat barbecue to 400°F
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the ground chuck, salt, pepper, and onion powder.
  3. Using an ice cream scoop, portion ½ lb (220g) – about two scoops, of ground chuck mixture into patty press to form burgers.
  4. Gently place burgers onto the hot barbecue. Grill burgers, with the lid open, for 5 minutes on each side or until the burgers reach an internal temperature of 160°F.
  5. Place the cheese slices on the burgers and turn off the grill. Remove from the barbecue once the cheese is melted.
  6. Place the burgers onto Brioche buns and dress with desired toppings, like avocado, tomato, pea shoots, pickled onions, grainy mustard etc.