Sometimes, a burger deserves extra pampering—especially in the case of a disruptor like the steakhouse burger, where dry-aged beef and brioche buns really ramp up flavor.

But don't be fooled by its luxurious reputation. The steakhouse burger is a case study in restraint, using minimal ingredients that really let the beef flavor shine through. Rather than distract us with unnecessary toppings like bacon or truffles, the steakhouse burger follows a simple philosophy: focus on meat, cheese, and bun.

In Alvin Cailan's eyes, it's a winning formula that influenced the burger world in a big way. "The thing I love about steakhouse burgers is that you can achieve really deep flavors using pared down ingredients," he says. Now, learn how to make your own version at home.