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Connecticut Steamed Cheeseburger and Pickle

Connecticut Steamed Cheeseburgers

This method produces incredibly moist and delicious burgers!  Thank you Connecticut for this great contribution to culinaria!  
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Servings 3 people


  • 1 lb 80% lean ground beef chuck
  • ½ ts salt
  • ½ ts pepper
  • ½ ts garlic powder
  • 3 slices extra sharp cheddar cheese (or cheese of your choice)
  • 3 ea hamburger buns buttered and lightly toasted if you like
  • condiments - pickles, onions, tomatoes, ketchup, mayo, mustard various condiments and toppings


  • Set up a steam bath.  I used a stock pot and filled it with water to around ½ - ¾ full.  Place steamer basket/steamer on top of the stock pot or other pot you choose to use.  Bring water to the boil on med high heat.
  • Make a mixture in a small dish of your salt, pepper and garlic powder
  • Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder mix to your ground chuck. Lightly mix this with your hands. (Don't over do it! Just mix enough to incorporate the seasoning into the ground chuck).
    Ground Beef for Connecticut Steamed Cheeseburger
  • Form 3 equal sized patties (approximately ⅓ pound each). Place these into the steam bath once the water is boiling).  Cover, and steam for around 8 minutes.
    Beef Patties for Connecticut Steamed Cheeseburgers In a Steamer
  • Uncover and check after 8 minutes (they should be done!) and add 1 slice of cheddar to each hamburger patty).  Let each cheddar slice melt (will take around 30 seconds or so) and once melted you are ready to add each patty to your hamburger buns.
    Connecticut Steamed Cheeseburgers in a Steamer


Enjoy these moist and juicy cheeseburgers with your condiments of choice!  Some great options are pickles, onions, mustard, ketchup and mayo!
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