Attempting Gordon Ramsay’s Viral Wagyu Burger

by Barry Lewis

Prep time
20 mins
Cook time
20 mins


For the pickled cucumber

½ cucumber, sliced thin

1 large red chilli

2tbsp rice vinegar

1tsp sugar

For the onion

1 large onion, sliced 1 inch thick

1tbsp butter

1tbsp vegetable oil

2tbsp Worcester sauce

For the burger sauce

2tbsp Worcester sauce

60g Sriracha

300g mayonnaise

Everything else

Wagyu burger patties

1 slice gruyere cheese

1 large egg

Brioche sesame seeded burger buns

Handful lettuce, to serve

Salt and pepper to taste

Oil for frying as needed

Gordon Ramsay had a wagyu cheeseburger recipe go mega viral – except there was hardly any sound, no recipe to follow and, well, a fair bit of butter. So I studied the video and did some research to make my own version of it. Let’s see what this turns out like then, it looks rather epic!

How to make Gordon Ramsay’s Viral Burger Recipe … well, my best guess at it with some tweaks!

Here’s how to make that wagyu cheeseburger, but as there is no written recipe that I could find, I thought I’d write down my best attempt at it but remove a couple of things – mainly butter and salt where I felt it was too much, otherwise, it’s incredible. I do think the butter in the onions just took it to another level so that’s the only thing I’ve kept in, it’s rather delicious indeed, this is my best interpretation of the video that I saw.

Start off by making the pickled cucumber. Add the cucumber and chilli to a bowl with the sugar & rice vinegar. Boil a kettle and pour over just enough water to cover the ingredients. You may not need much, stir to dissolve the sugar and allow to infuse / cool to one side.

For the burger sauce add the 3 ingredients together in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, tweak to your liking, before covering in cling film and putting in the fridge before serving drain off, you’ll just need the cucumber and have some left over.

In the video I toasted the buns in butter, this was nice, but too much, so get a large frying pan, warm it and char the buns on the cut side face until lightly browned, leave to one side.

In the same pan add the oil, and the onion slices, start to fry over a medium flame and then add in a some butter, continually frying them until they start to begin browning, add in the Worcester sauce carefully (it will splash up a bit!) and keep frying down until a deep brown colour, these are delicious! Remove to one side.

In the same pan add in some oil and cook the burgers through fully, using the pan juices tilting the pan slightly and lifting onto the wagyu with a spoon as it cooks through. I felt the salt and butter used here was a little bit over the top, it was nice but I don’t think you’ll miss it! A few minutes before it is done add on a cut of the cheese block, using a cookie cutter or just strips that will cover the burger well, season with salt and pepper and char / melt with a chefs blowtorch if you wish until just melting / cloaking the wagyu.

Remove onto some kitchen towel for a moment and quickly fry an egg in the same pan as the wagyu, seasoning with salt and pepper if you wish, cook it until the egg whites are set but you have a runny yolk ideally!

Serve the burger with the toasted bun base, lettuce, the burger sauce and some cucumber, the cheese covered wagyu, onions on top, fried egg, then the sauce topped lid. Very nice indeedy!

Gordon Ramsay's viral wagyu cheeseburger