The Cadillac Burger
Food and Drink

Chef: CORPORATE CHEF MICHAEL DEFONZO P.J. Clarke’s, New York, Washington D.C.

The Cadillac Burger

"P.J. Clarke’s Signature Burger was given its name by famous American jazz artist Nat King Cole, who proclaimed in the late 1950s that P.J. Clarke’s burger was “The Cadillac of burgers."

Serves: 1


6½ ounces P.J. Clarke’s Meyer Beef, ground

1 hamburger bun

1 slice of Land O’Lakes Yellow American Cheese

2 slices Heritage Smoked Bacon, already cooked in oven

1 slice of Spanish onion

1 Kosher dill pickle spear

Lettuce and tomato if desired

Kosher salt to taste

Mold the ground beef gently into a hamburger patty.

On a flat top griddle, place burger down and season generously with Kosher salt.

Allow to sear for up to 4 minutes without moving.

Flip burger and allow to sear for another 4 minutes without moving or touching (never press a hamburger).

Place cheese on top of the burger patty and let the steam from the burger patty melt the cheese.

Arrange cooked bacon slices on top and serve on bun with onion slice underneath and a pickle.