Ralph’s Pub Burger Recipe

Pub BurgerAfter the famous Christmas Eve when Dad and my sister’s soon-to-be ex-husband took over the under-staffed Ralph’s Pub, we had a new tradition: making Ralph’s Pub Burgers on h0lidays. In fact, we began to look for any excuse to make the tasty, greasy concoctions while we recounted the night that Dad jumped behind the counter and started slinging Pub Burgers.

I’m pleased to share this special family recipe, with a tip of the hat to Ralph and his pub.


  • 3 lbs ground chuck
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned pepper
  • Hamburger buns (preferably sesame seed buns)
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 large heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 6 slices of cooked bacon cut in half
  • Cheddar Cheese, sliced (optional)


  • Fry up burgers in bacon grease
  • Burgers should glisten with shininess due to grease
  • Grill buns in same bacon grease
  • Slap burger on bun
  • Add toppings
  • Wrap in wax paper – to contain the greasy goodness

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