maple syrup burger

Paul Bunyan Burger

The Paul Bunyan burger, a maple syrup burger, packs in some spice with cayenne pepper and then cools it down with Gouda cheese and some maple syrup.

Servings 4


  • 2 Lbs Ground Chuck Beef 80% lean / 20% fat
  • 4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Maple Syrup
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • 8 Pieces Bacon
  • 4 Slices Gouda Cheese


  1. Begin cooking bacon. You can put it in a pan, in the oven for 15-20 min at 400 degrees.

  2. Get your grill/pan/etc hot.

  3. Mix salt, pepper, and cayenne with the meat. Flatten into patties that are about 1/2 inch larger than the buns.

  4. Put a thumbprint in the middle of the patty so it doesn’t puff up when cooking.

  5. Grill your burgers about 4min on the first side.

  6. Flip burgers and immediately add cheese. Put the buns face down on the grill. Cook until you reach the correct temp (140F for medium), usually about 2 to 4 minutes.

  7. Place bacon on top of your burger on the bun and then pour maple syrup over the top. Yum!