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  • Writer's pictureJason Leppert

Learn How to Make a Guy’s Burger Joint Meal at Home

National Hamburger Day may have now drawn to a close, but Carnival Cruise Line continues the celebration with a release of some of its cherished Guy’s Burger Joint secret recipes. Straight from the culinary creative mind of celebrity chef Guy Fieri comes exact instruction on how to make a signature Straight-Up with a Pig Patty Burger including all the fixings. The weekend is upon us, so fire up that grill and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri, for Carnival Cruise Line

Total Time: 2 hr. 50 min

Prep: 30 min

Cook: 2 hr. 20 min

Yield: 4 servings


        2 heads garlic

        Extra-virgin olive oil

        Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

        2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

        12 ounces thinly sliced Applewood smoked bacon

        32 ounces ground beef (80/20 blend)

        8 slices cheddar

        1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth mixed with 2 tablespoons water

        4 brioche hamburger buns, cut in half

        1 kosher dill pickle, finely sliced

        1/2 sweet onion, very finely sliced

        1 beefsteak tomato, finely sliced

        1/4 head iceberg lettuce, finely sliced

        2 ounces Super Melty Cheese (‘SMC’) Sauce (recipe follows)

        Donkey Sauce (recipe follows)

Super Melty Cheese (SMC) Sauce:

        2 tablespoons unsalted butter

        3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

        1 cup whole milk, warmed

        1 teaspoon kosher salt

        Pinch grated nutmeg

        3 ounces grated yellow American cheese

Donkey Sauce:

        1/4 cup minced roasted garlic (use a little

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