Note to self: Who doesn’t love a good burger?! So the other day I was totally craving one and I came across this recipe on Pinterest by the Pioneer Woman and had to try it out. It’s nothing fancy, probably one of the simplest burgers out there, seasoned with just a but of salt and pepper and loaded on with toppings. Apparently it’s a copycat of Freddy’s burgers? I’m not sure where Freddy’s is located but I’m assuming it’s like a shake shack or an In-and-Out. It was surprisingly similar especially the part about flattening it out to a very thin patty. Next time though I think I would add a pat of butter either on top or in the middle of the patty so it could retain some of the juices. I feel like it became a bit dry once flattened and all the juices dripped out. But other than that, it was a good burger and really simple and quick. Definitely one of those under 30 minute meals from start to finish kind of meals.
- 1 lb of ground beef
- Salt and pepper to taste
- American Cheese
- Hamburger Buns
Optional toppings: Lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, ketchup, mayo, mustard, jalepenos, banana peppers
- Heat a large skillet or cast iron griddle over medium-high to high heat.
- Divide beef into even numbered rough balls.
- One at a time, place the beef on the skillet. Place a large (non-slotted) spatula on top and use a large measuring cup to push the spatula and squish the patty very flat. (You can add a pat of butter on each patty to keep them juicy and moist)
- Repeat with the other patty. Sprinkle them both with salt and pepper.
- Cook them for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they’re nice and brown on the first side. Flip them over, wait 45 seconds, then place the slice of American cheddar cheese on one of the patties.
- Place the other patty on top of the cheese, give it 15 to 20 seconds to melt, then place directly on the bun.
- Top with desired toppings and serve hot with fries or chips.
Serving size: 2 burgers
Original recipe adapted from: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/freddys-burgers/