X-Tudo -- The Brazilian Burger on Steroids!

An outrageously delicious, tall burger with many, many toppings...
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck 80 percent lean
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1 pinch cumin
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns split and toasted, if desired
  • Mayonnaise I like to use Hellman's lime mayonnaise
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 tablespoons steamed corn kernels
  • 4 slices tomato large slices
  • 4 fried eggs
  • 4 slices deli ham or hard salami I used hard salami on mine
  • 8 strips of smoked bacon cooked
  • Shoestring potatoes
  • Ketchup and either deli or Dijon mustard


  1. Prepare the burger patties: In a large mixing bowl, combine together the ground beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cumin. Mix until well incorporated. Divide the ground meat into 4 equal portions of 6 ounces each. Form each portion loosely into an approximately 3/4-inch-thick burger patty.
  2. In a large cast-iron griddle pan, spread and heat the oil until just beginning to shimmer. Cook the burger patties for about 3 minutes or until slightly charred on the first side. Then, flip over the burger patties and cook for 3 minutes or until slightly charred on the second side. Top each patty with one slice of cheese and cover the pan so cheese can melt (about 1 minute).
  3. To assemble the X-Tudo: Spread mayonnaise on the inside of the buns. Top the bottom part of the bun with one lettuce leaf, 1 tablespoon of cooked corn kernels, one slice of tomato, one burger patty with melted cheese, one fried egg, one slice of ham or salami, a sprinkle of crushed or ground black pepper, 2 strips of bacon, and shoestring potatoes. Squeeze on ketchup and deli mustard, and then top with the other half of the bun. Serve x-tudo immediately with guaranĂ¡ soda or beer. Enjoy!