The Classic Burger

July 7, 2020 • 0 comments

The Classic Burger
This recipe is simple and easy to tailor to your individual taste. The best burger should be juicy and flavorful, not redolent of "packet of onion soup mix". This recipe uses coarsely grated fresh onion to retain moisture and enhance the flavor of the beef, but you can use a similar amount of other vegetables in its place if you don't care for onion or want to take the taste in a different direction!
  • Servings: 8


  • (2 pounds) Premium Ground Beef
  • (one small) onion
  • (1 tsp) salt
  • (1/2 teaspoon) black pepper
  • (1 - 2 Tablespoons to coat the pan) Avocado Oil


Using your hands, gently mix onion, beef, 1¼ tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. pepper in a medium bowl. Gently shape into four 1½”-thick patties (loosely formed patties will be more succulent).

Heat avocado oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Season patties with salt and pepper, place in skillet, and immediately reduce heat to medium. 

Cook 5-6 minutes per side

Serve on your favorite buns with your preferred toppings!


Looking for an alternative to the classic lettuce, tomato, and onoin?  Try some of these combos!

Messy Beard BBQ Sauce by Fire and Smoke  (it's got stout beer, coffee, and molasses!) Either replace the ketchup with Messy Beard (or your favorite BBQ sauce) or baste your cooked burger with the sauce and toss on the grill for a minute on each side

Smoked Gouda and avocado slices with cilantro and a spritz of lime juice

Sauteed mushrooms and swiss cheese

Olive Tapenade with fresh heirloom tomatoes and pepper jack cheese

Carmelized Onion (like you need anything else?)

Teriyaki sauce and Pineapple slices


Patties can be formed several hours or a day ahead. Cover and refrigerate

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