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The Best Pub Burger at Home

Updated on September 23, 2012
Our Family's Favorite Burger
Our Family's Favorite Burger | Source
5 stars from 3 ratings of Pub Burgers

Best Pub Burgers

This is one of my family's all-time-favorites. My husband and I love this oldfashioned steak house and pub near our home. The have a burger called a yodel burger on their menu.

Family goes crazy over them!

When my family spots the Texas Toast in the grocery bags they know what is coming for dinner. I get a cheer. It makes me laugh because these pub burgers are so simple and quick. Our version is so simple and if you are bored with burgers this is a quick easy inexpensive way to make they deliscions. Everyone who has one asks for another.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Six large burgers or Eight smaller burgers


  • 2lbs Ground Chuck 80/20, Formed into Hamburger Patties
  • 12 Slices Texas Toast, Ready and Waiting
  • 1lb or so Swiss Cheese, Sliced thick into 12 slices
  • One Jar Dill Pickle Sandwich Planks, Layout about 24 pickes drained
Toast just beginning to brown
Toast just beginning to brown

Pub Burger

  1. Prepare your hamburger as you would for your favorite recipe. I believe these taste best without adding seasoning to the meat.
  2. Grill your burgers on the stovetop or over the barbeque to the desired doneness. I prefer medium well for this recipe.
  3. Remove from grill and immediately drain off any grease by letting the burgers rest on a paper towel. Blot the top of each burger with a paper towel quickly before it cools.
  4. Add 2 or more slices of swiss cheese over each pub burger in a diagonal pattern and let it melt.
  5. Remove grease from pan. Grill the toast in the pan for approximately 3 minutes per side on medium heat. To save time you can also bake it in the oven while the you cook the burgers, but the pan gives the bread such a nice flavor and the oven dries out the bread making it hard to bite into.
  6. By now the cheese has almost melted. Layer the burger on the toast and add the pickles to the cheese.
  7. You may add ketchup or A-1 sauce or another condiment, but will take away from the garlic and hamburger and swiss flavors melting together
Melting swiss
Melting swiss
Toast browned to the correct degree
Toast browned to the correct degree

If the weather is warm and you can't bare to cook inside take these out to the grill. We have tried them both ways and both are excellent. Just watch not to dry the toast out too much. These burgers are easy to eat and not as greasy as you may think. I would definatly not call these healthy, but every once in a while you need a treat.


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  • LA Elsen profile imageAUTHOR

    LA Elsen 

    5 years ago from Chicago, IL

    Thanks Redberry, They are great cold weather food.

  • Redberry Sky profile image

    Redberry Sky 

    5 years ago

    Mmmm ... I love a pub lunch with a nice burger, and your recipe makes my mouth water! Love the ideas in this Hub - going to try them out this weekend for a nice Saturday brunch :)

  • Om Paramapoonya profile image

    Om Paramapoonya 

    5 years ago

    Nice recipe. My hubby will probably like this burger! Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • LA Elsen profile imageAUTHOR

    LA Elsen 

    6 years ago from Chicago, IL

    Thanks for the vote Purple Perl!

  • Purple Perl profile image

    Purple Perl 

    6 years ago from Bangalore,India

    Your family is lucky to have those pub burger dinners! Cheers!

    Congrats too! Voted up!

  • LA Elsen profile imageAUTHOR

    LA Elsen 

    6 years ago from Chicago, IL

    Yes it is the toast. I think regular garlic bread is ok as well, but its too crunchy and too much bread.

  • SPK5367 profile image


    6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

    This sounds delicious. I would not have thought to use Texas toast for burgers but it's a good idea. The pickles add tons of flavor as well. I'll have to try this one.

  • Victoria Lynn profile image

    Victoria Lynn 

    6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

    Sounds like the Texas Toast is the key ingredient. Is that where the garlic you mention comes from? I love swiss cheese, too! Sounds yummy. Sharing this recipe with others!


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