Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 pound ground chuck (80 percent lean) or ground turkey (90 percent lean) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  2. 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil

  3. 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  4. 4 cloves roasted garlic , mashed

  5. 4 hamburger buns, split

  6. 1/4 cup Dijon mustard

  7. 8 thin slices Swiss cheese

  8. 4 thin slices smoked ham

  9. 2 dill pickles, sliced into 1/4-inch-thick slices

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Divide the meat into 4 equal portions (about 6 ounces each). Form each portion loosely into a 3/4-inch-thick burger and make a deep depression in the center with your thumb. Season both sides of each burger with salt and pepper. Cook the burgers, using the oil. Remove the burgers to a plate. Combine the mayonnaise and roasted garlic in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread both sides of each bun with the mayonnaise and the mustard. Place a slice of cheese on each bun bottom, place a burger on top, and then top the burger with a slice of ham, another slice of cheese, and some pickle slices. Cover with the bun tops. Cook the burgers on a sandwich press or wrap the burgers in aluminum foil and cook in a hot skillet over high heat (put a heavy skillet on top of the burgers to press them) until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Serve immediately.


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