Servings: Serves 6
Heat an indoor grill pan until very hot. To see if the grill is hot enough, drop a drip of water on it and see if it bounces.
Loosely fill both a 1/2-cup and 1/4-cup measuring cup with ground chuck; combine and shape 6 5-ounce hamburger patties 1/2-inch thick. Be careful not to pack the meat tightly. You will have a dry burger if the meat is packed too tight. Sprinkle a healthy pinch of kosher salt over top of each burger.
Take the canola oil and drizzle it over the grill pan. Run a paper towel over it to coat evenly. Place the salted side of the burger on the grill. Salt and pepper the other side of the hamburger patties.
Grill for 2 minutes and flip. Grill for 2 minutes and flip again. Grill for 1 minute, then flip. Add the cheese on top and grill for 1 minute.
Remove your burgers to a warm plate by the stove (do not cover). Place your hamburger buns on the grill and toast the bottoms slightly.
Using a clean plate, put your burger together with your bun. Use any condiment you like, but I can tell you these are so tasty you don't need anything. I do add some bread and butter pickles for the added salt and a crunch.
You are now ready to bite into the tastiest juiciest hamburger. So simple, no fuss...just the pure taste of the beef! Enjoy.
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Published on June 16, 2009