Double-Decker Burger - New York Style


Firstly, good luck trying eat this burger without breaking your jaw!

This meal is made up of an utter explosion of flavors that have the punch, the kick and the flare that are totally going to leave your taste buds wonder-struck! .

When i made this, i just needed a double beef burger to complete the number of blog posts i wanted to have before i launched the blog. However, as i was assembling the burgers, i found myself adding a restaurant feel to the meal, and then i decided that instead of using  ordinary plates to serve, i was going to use boards to achieve the ultimate New York fast food look i was aiming to execute.

This is one of my recipes that just needs a few chic touches like- having a small salsa and ketchup in tiny vessels, wrapping the potato wedges in baking paper and using boards instead of plates to elevate it from really good to truly exceptional.

Time: 2 hours

Yield : 5 board meals


  • 5 hamburger rolls 
  • 10 lettuce leaves 
  • 3  red onions (sliced)
  • 3 firm tomatoes (sliced)
  • 1 avocado(cut into strips)
  • 25 Greek mozzarella cheese strips
  • 1 ½ cups bbq sauce ( see my recipe for bbq ribs)

For the burger sauce:

  • 9 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chilli sauce
  • 2 tsp Worcester sauce

For the beef patties:

  • 1 200g ground beef (beef mince)
  • 4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1  1/2 tsp paprika
  • 4 tsp black pepper
  • 5 tsp salt
  • 5 tsp Worcester sauce

For the grilled potato wedges:

  • 5 medium-large potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 ½ tbsp black pepper
  • Oil for the roasting pan
  • 5 tbsp salted butter

For the salsa:

  • 3 small tomatoes
  • 1 small red onion
  • ½ avocado
  • ½ lemon
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp black pepper

For the salad on the side:

  • 25 lettuce leaves
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 red onions
  • 3 small lemons


  1. To make the potato wedges, wash the potatoes and cut each one of them in half lengthwise and then cut each half into half again along the length and finally cut each quarter along the length.
  2. Repeat this for all the potatoes.
  3. Boil them for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Drain them and ensure there is no excess water.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  6. Line the potatoes on a baking tray lined with parchment (so they don’t stick to the baking tray) with some oil in a single layer.
  7. Sprinkle the salt and black pepper over them and place them into the oven.
  8. Roast them for 30 minutes untouched (so they don't break) and then flip them over after 30 minutes and roast them for another 30 minutes.
  9. In the last 15 minutes, remove the baking tray from the oven and brush each potato wedge with the salted butter before placing the tray back into the oven for the few remaining minutes. ( This will  give them the golden color.)
  10. When the 30 minutes are up remove them from the oven and cover them with aluminum foil till you need them.
  11. To make the beef patties, combine the beef mince and all the spice listed under beef patties.
  12. Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions.
  13. Roll each portion into a ball and press it down in order to form a patty. 
  14. Heat some oil in a pan on medium-high heat.
  15. Place the 2 or 3 patties in at the same time and let them cook for 5 minutes on one side before turning them over and cooking them for another 5 minutes.
  16. Do this for all the patties.
  17. Melt butter in a separate skillet.
  18. Slice the burger rolls in half and place them face down in the skillet for about 2 minutes till they are toasted .(I did two rolls at a time.) 
  19. To make the salsa, cut the tomatoes, red onions and avocados into small cubes and place them in a bowl.
  20.  Squeeze the lemon to extract the juice, ensuring that no seeds enter the bowl. 
  21. Then, add the salt and black pepper and mix everything.
  22. To make the sauce for the burgers, combine all the ingredients listed under ‘burger sauce’ and whisk until smooth.
  23. To assemble the meal, first place a bun on each of the five boards in one corner.
  24. Spread half of the burger sauce on the bottom half of each bun.
  25. Place a lettuce leaf.
  26. Place about 5 onion rings after the lettuce layer.
  27. Then, add 4 tomato rings to each burger.
  28. On top of that layer add the avocado strips.
  29. After that, place one burger patty above that layer.
  30. Spread some barbeque sauce on top.
  31. Add 5 greek mozzarella cheese strips.
  32. Place the second patty.
  33. Add barbeque sauce to that layer, followed by a layer of 5 onion rings, 4 tomatoes rings, and 1 lettuce leaf.
  34. Then spread some of the burger sauce on the top half of the bun before placing it on top of the lettuce leaf.
  35. Do this with the remaining 4 burgers.
  36. After that, cut 5 rectangles of parchment paper.
  37. Lay each one horizontally on the board and fold the right side and left side.
  38. Invert the rectangle so the flaps are on the bottom side.
  39. Add some potato wedges in,  extending  away from the parchment paper.
  40. Do this for all the boards.
  41. Place the ketchup and salsa into small separate vessels and place one on either side of the burger.
  42. Finally arrange the lettuce leaves, diced tomatoes, onion rings and lemon wedges at one side of the boards and you will be done!