Butter Burgers

Total Time:
35 min
10 min
25 min

6 burgers

  • 1 stick plus 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef sirloin
  • 6 soft hamburger buns, split
  • Preheat the broiler. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent, 6 to 8 minutes. Add 1/3 cup water, cover and continue cooking until the onions are golden brown, about 15 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the onions to a bowl and wipe out the skillet.

  • Divide the meat into 6 loose balls, then gently flatten into thin patties. Heat the skillet over high heat. Add the patties to the hot skillet, smash them flat with a spatula and season with salt and pepper. Cook, flipping once, until well done, about 3 minutes per side.

  • Meanwhile, toast the buns under the broiler. Put the patties on the bottom buns and top each with 1/4 cup sauteed onions. Smear 2 tablespoons butter on the cut side of each top bun, then put on top of the burgers. Slice in half and serve immediately.

  • Photograph by Tina Rupp

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They are called Butter Burgers for a reason, so only adding 1 t. of butter defeats the purpose.  The butter is supposed to soak into the burger and drip down your chin.  That's the fun of it.  That's the way we eat them at Solly's Grille. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made it on a stove top. I flipped the buns inside out added butter and made it like a griiled cheese. I now realize that a place called "WaybackBurgers" has the same thing on the menu. Great either way though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a tasty change up from burgers on the grill! My whole family devoured them and even the 4 year old asked for more. "You're the best cooker", she said. I couldn't bring myself to use 1 T of butter much less 2 T so I'm left wondering if these burgers could possibly get even better after using a mere 1 t?! I'll be trying again very, very soon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The sauteed onions where great the burger itself needed help .I added some beer,garlic,salt and pepper and grilled the burger with the sauteed onions.Also I added some yellow american cheese.It was awesome!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good. Onoins are yummy. Nothing to write home about. It is what it is: burger on a bun with onions and butter. I couldn't bring myself to use the full 2 Tbsp butter though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it!! Do not skimp and use less than 2 TBSP's of butter on the bun...so worth it! I think this is my new favorite burger! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm so jealous! I would love to try Solly's butter burger. Perhaps someday now that we live in Northwest Kansas. It wouldn't be our first road trip that included tasty food as well as family and attractions.<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
What a shame you took a wonderful recipe and ruined it. And then you have the gall to under-rate this recipe with your unsolicited additions. Quite frankly, no one cares what you did to the recipe. They care about a reviewer who actually makes it as written.<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published

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