A double cheeseburger, says Alvin, is all about the delicate balance of ratios. You want the pure, simple flavors of beef to shine through without getting distracted by excessive toppings. It’s the ultimate no-frills burger.
Which is why Alvin recommends cooking two thin patties to enhance texture. Toppings should play supporting roles, doing their best to not distract: shredded lettuce, a classic Sesame bun, and a secret sauce (in this case, cayenne, paprika, mustard, and mayo).
To make the ultimate double cheeseburger, adhere to this basic principle: less is more.