Prepare the hamburger patties by dividing the beef in half and pressing each 1/8 pound of beef into a round patty that
measures approximately 4 inches across. Because these patties are so thin, you may find them easier to cook if you
press them out on wax paper, and freeze them first. You may want to make several of these patties at once when you first purchase the ground beef, then cook them as you need them.
Combine the mayonnaise, relish and tomato sauce in a small cup or bowl. This is the "secret sauce."
Use a serrated knife to cut the top off the extra bun. You want to leave about a 1/2inch, doublefaced slice.
Toast the faces of the buns on a griddle or in a frying pan over medium heat.
When the buns are toasted, use the same pan to cook the beef patties. Cook the patties for about 2 minutes per side or
until done, being sure to lightly salt each patty.
Build the burger by spreading half of the sauce on a face of the middle bun, and the other half on the face of the bottom bun.
Stack the lettuce on the sauce of the bottom bun.
Stack the cheese on the lettuce.
Place one beef patty on the cheese.
The middle bun goes next with the sauce coated side facing up.
Stack the other beef patty on the middle bun.
Finish the burger off with the top bun. You can microwave the burger for 10 to 15 seconds if you want to warm up the
Makes 1 hamburger