Muenster Burger

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It’s been a bit since I shared a burger recipe – but don’t you worry – I have one for you now. This burger came out of a little survey my foodie group did on Instagram. I was inspired by the idea of using Muenster cheese on a burger and the recipe evolved from there. This Muenster Burger is a doozie! It’s actually a double cheeseburger and cooked in the style of the latest burger trend of smashburgers. Your family is going to love love love it!

Muenster Burger

I use parchment paper pretty regularly in my kitchen. If you have read through some of my recipes, you will see that I use it almost anytime I use a baking sheet. But for this particular recipe, I use it to make sure that the spatula doesn’t get stuck to the beef and tear the patties apart. Some might say – why not wax paper? Well, yes you could use wax paper for this burger recipe, but you cannot use it in the oven or smoker to cook things, so parchment paper is my go to. Also it save me and my family so much time on cleaning – seriously, you should give it a go, if you haven’t already.

Muenster Burger

This Russian dressing recipe is one that you are going to want to hold on to for future use. It is perfect for a Rueben sandwich, patty melt or a great entrée salad. The kick from the horseradish is so a great flavor. I use avocado oil mayo but you can use whatever your favorite style of mayonnaise for this one. I also use “no sugar added” ketchup – but again, whatever you prefer.

Muenster Burger

I served this up with our family’s favorite seasoned fries. It’s a pretty massive stack of a burger so, you may not need all that much in the way of sides with it. Fries, tots, onion rings are always good idea for burger sides. This type of burger calls for a classic but relatively silent co-star – so a potatoes in any form will likely be a winner.

Muenster Burger

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Muenster Burger

A double muenster cheeseburger with homemade Russian Dressing, fried onions and arugula.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword arugula, beef, burger, cheeseburger, ground beef, muenster cheese, onions, russian dressing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


  • 6 Burger Buns
  • 2 cups Fresh Arugula
  • 12 slices Muenster Cheese
  • 2 Medium Yellow Onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ cup Butter

For the Patties

  • 2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper

For the Russian Dressing

  • ¾ cup Mayonaise
  • ¼ cup Creamy Horseradish
  • ¼ cup Sweet Relish
  • ½ cup Ketchup
  • cup Fresh Chives chopped
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper


  • In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients. Cover bowl and place in refrigerator until ready to build burgers.
  • In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add butter and garlic powder. Once melted add sliced onions. Cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until a majority of the onions are crispy.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine patty ingredients. Use a 2-inch scoop to make 12 meat balls.
  • In a large saute pan over medium high heat, add a meatball. Cover with a square of parchment paper and use a flat spatula to press the meatball into a patty (roughly ¼-inch thick). Cook with 2 minutes on each side and then remove from pan. Repeat with remaining meatballs.
  • Add three patties back to the pan, and top each with a slice of muenster. Add another patty on top of each and another slice of muenster. Cover pan with a lid and let cheese melt. Remove from pan to cutting board and repeat with remaining patties.
  • Build the Burger: Spread top and bottom bun with dressing. Start with bottom bun and layer with arugula. Add double patties and top with portion of fried onions. Then top bun and press down slightly to hold together.

Estelle Forrest’s self-published first cookbook – Homemade on a Weeknight: A Family Cookbook – was created after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:


Estelle self-published a second cookbook – Burgers on a Weeknight – recently. It has over 60 delicious burger creations! You can purchase your own copy here:


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