Good evening, friends!
Most apartment dwellers like me are typically not allowed to have grills on their patios (if they have a patio at all), but when it's summer time and you're craving a nice side of beef on a bun, whatever is one to do?
This is a very home cook friendly application, so let's get started!
You will need:
1lb lean ground beef
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat and if your oven has an overhead vent, turning it on would be wise.
Mix salt, pepper, and beef, and form into 1/4" thick patties. Even the leanest of beef will smoke in the skillet, so searing the burgers one at a time will avoid excessive amounts of smoke.
Sear your burgers for 3 to 4 minutes on each side depending on how you like your meat cooked. When you flip your burgers, please take special care not to squish them with your handy spatula. You will be rewarded for your patience.
Add bun and consume.
Tasty Tips for this recipe: A dash of cayenne would be a nice addition if you seek burgers with a little extra kick.
Happy cooking and happier eating!