Fire Up Your Grill to Celebrate National Double Cheeseburger Day
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Fire Up Your Grill to Celebrate National Double Cheeseburger Day

September 15th is National Double Cheeseburger Day, which is one of our favorite national holidays. Appliances Connection is here to help you celebrate with some of our favorite gourmet cheeseburger recipes, information on the history of the cheeseburger, and tips on how to make a good cheeseburger.

The Inception of the Double Cheeseburger

The Inception of the Double Cheeseburger

Hamburgers have been an integral part of American culture since 1904, but the addition of cheese didn't happen until the 1920s. While the cheeseburger has a few different origin stories, the most popular one is that a man named Lionel Sternberger in Pasadena, California was working at his parents' burger shop when he got the idea to add a slice of cheese. Bob's Big Boy Burgers is the first restaurant to have the idea to double the patty and the cheese. That didn't happen until 1927.

Cheesy Facts About Cheeseburgers

Cheesy Facts About Cheeseburgers
  • The oldest burger chain in the United States is White Castle, which was founded in
  • The world's largest hamburger weighed almost 3,600 lbs., but the world's largest cheeseburger only weighed 1,800 lbs.
  • The most popular cheese to put on burgers is American cheese, with more than 70% of Americans preferring it.
  • Nearly 35 percent of the fast food hamburgers in the United States are sold by McDonald's.

Double Up These Delicious Cheeseburger Recipes

Double Up These Delicious Cheeseburger Recipes

To celebrate National Double Cheeseburger Day, we've found some recipes from Weber Grills and professional chef Jamie Purviance. To make them double, you will want to double the amount of meat and other ingredients that go into the patties, but you may not want to double the other ingredients (such as onions and tomatoes).

Chorizo Burgers with Grilled Tomato and Cheddar

Double Up These Delicious Cheeseburger Recipes

These chorizo burgers with grilled tomato and cheddar bring a new twist to a classic recipe. The use of chorizo in the cheeseburgers adds both spice and novelty to your grilling, while the recipe itself takes only about half an hour to prepare and cook. Grilling the tomato slices is a particular stroke of genius. In addition, the two types of chili powder blend with the chorizo to add even more flavor to your food.

Gas grilling is ideal for making burgers out of chorizo, and this freestanding gas grill from the Genesis Series is a powerful, user-friendly option. Its 994 sq. in. grilling surface makes it easy to make double cheeseburgers if you want, while the extra-large prep and serve table and warming rack give you plenty of room to maneuver as you grill.

Fontina Cheeseburgers with Lemon-Herb Mayonnaise

If you're looking for something with a bit of a kick, try doubling these fontina cheeseburgers with lemon-herb mayonnaise. The mayo is made with chives, parsley, thyme, lemon, and plenty of garlic, bringing tangy flavor to the burgers. Meanwhile, the chuck roast burger patties themselves are simple to make, using only the meat, salt, and pepper.

This charcoal grill from Weber's Original Kettle Series is perfect for making these (or any) cheeseburgers. Its stainless steel cooking grates will give you 508 sq. in. of cooking surface, while the aluminum ash catcher and one-touch cleaning system make cleanup a breeze as well. It even has a built-in lid thermometer, meaning that you will never have to guess at your grill's temperature.

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Related Questions

How many burgers does an average American eat?

According to the USDA, Americans eat about 50 billion burgers every year. That's an average of three burgers per person per week.

How do you melt cheese on a burger?

To melt a cheese slice onto a hamburger, add it just before your cheeseburger is done on the grill. For best results, you want to also cover the grill as the cheese begins to melt.