Cast-Iron Burgers

When it is too cold to put burgers out on the grill, this is the best recipe for flipping them on the stove.


1 lb. ground sirloin
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon mustard
2 teaspoon ketchup
2  slices applewood bacon, chopped
3 cups sliced yellow onion
1 Tablespoon finely chopped chives
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls
4 (1/4″ thick) tomato slices
1 cup shredded butter lettuce

To prepare the patties, divide the beef into 4 portions, lightly shaping each into patties and sprinkle with salt.  Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.  To make the sauce, combine mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup and set aside.  Cook bacon in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat until crisp.  Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon.  Add onion to drippings in pan, cook 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Combine bacon, onions, chives, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper in a small bowl.  Heat cast-iron skillet over medium heat.  Add patties; cook 2-4 minutes on each side until done.  Spread 2 teaspoons sauce on bun.  Add patty, onions, a tomato slice and lettuce.

Serves: 4

Recipe from Cooking Light Magazine