Jeremiah Tower, chef and co-owner of San Francisco's legendary Stars, recommends using two truffles to flavor his indulgent burgers. To infuse the burgers with a deeper truffle flavor, refrigerate them for up to 8 hours before cooking.Plus: More Beef Recipes and Tips

December 1998


Recipe Summary



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a bowl, gently combine the sirloin and truffle and shape into 4 thick burgers. Set the burgers on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  • In a large heavy skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Season the burgers with salt and pepper and cook over high heat until browned, about 3 minutes per side for medium rare. Set the burgers on the toasted English muffins.

  • Toss the watercress with the walnut oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and serve with the burgers.

Suggested Pairing

This upscale burger needs a gutsy red with earthy, truffly flavors of its own.