Burger night is so close you can almost taste it. Fire up the grill if you feel like it, but on a busy weeknight, just break out your favorite cast-iron skillet.
What You GetGrass-fed beef burger patties (see note below)
What You’ll NeedSalt
Makes 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes
Season the beef patties on both sides with salt. In a large cast-iron skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil. When the pan is searing hot, add the beef patties and cook until browned on the first side, about 3 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until done to your liking, 2 minutes longer for medium. Transfer the patties to a plate and set aside and keep warm.
Wipe out the pan and return it to the heat. Add the buns, cut-side down, to toast until warm, 1 minute. Thinly slice the red onion crosswise into big rounds. (If you like, you can brush the onion rounds with oil, and sear until marked on both sides, about 5 minutes.) Slice the tomato. Rinse and dry the lettuce leaves and thinly slice, if you like.
To build the burgers, place the buns on plates and top with the beef patties, red onion, tomato, and lettuce. Serve warm, with any of your favorite fixings.
Note: The beef patties may arrive frozen. If you need to defrost them, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Or for same-day use, place the sealed package in a bowl in the sink, fill with cold water, and leave the tap running in a thin stream for about 1 hour.