Did you know that May is National Burger Month? One of my earliest memories involved a burger and a pretty funny story from my childhood. My Dad loves to cook on the grill. One day he made burgers and I did not like it so I fed it to…my dog. Needless to say he was not happy. I should have felt bad but the dog looked so happy so I think I remember it being worth it. As an adult though I am a HUGE burger lover. This includes one that I make in my new favorite kitchen essential, the Cast Iron pan. That’s why I call this the Cast Iron Onion Burger.
This Mitten Movie Night is kicking off Season 3 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. With the burgers we’re drinking some Hoptronix from New Holland. Do you agree that hops go with everything? I think my husband would because they are his favorite types of beer. Now on to the food.
Let’s start with the patties. Take the ground hamburger and add Worcestershire Sauce, A1 Sauce, salt and pepper and mix. Form into 4 burgers. Shake the dry rub on top, this makes a nice little flavor crust when cooked in the cast iron skillet.
Place the cast iron skillet on the stove top and heat on medium/high for 3-4 minutes to get it good and hot. Add oil to the pan. Place onions let sizzle for a few seconds then place burger on top. To cook the burger as evenly as possible cover with a lid. I got my pan as a set through Walmart the Pioneer Woman collection and the top fit great. Cook 8 minutes, that was the ‘sweet spot’ on medium heat.
Now flip over the burger so the onions are on top. Cook 6 minutes. Add cheese then cover again and cook an additional 2-3 minutes to melt. Check the center for desired coloring. I like my burgers cooked all the way through so the times stated above are what I used. Please Note: Check your pan and stove directions to make sure that you do not consume under cooked meat.
For any burger or sandwich a toasted bun is a must! Take the buns and smother in some butter and cook on a sheet pan for around 5 minutes. Now it’s sauce time! I just whipped together mayonnaise and horseradish sauce. Top the toasted bun with the burger. Smother as much as you like of the sauce on the bun. And here you are…..
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
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