Burgers

  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
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Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds ground beef sirloin

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

4 soft hamburger buns, split, and toasted

4 slices cheese, such as Cheddar, American, or Swiss, or crumbled blue cheese, optional

Garnish:

Lettuce leaves

sliced tomato

mustard

ketchup and mayonnaise, for garnish

Directions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. 2. Break meat into small pieces, spread in an even layer on a large plate and season generously with 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Divide meat into 4 even portions gently shape into balls and lightly press to form1-inch thick patties.
  3. 3. Preheat a large ovenproof skillet large over medium-low heat for about 2 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and add oil. Place patties in skillet and cook until browned, about 2 minutes. Flip patties over and transfer skillet to oven. Cook to desired doneness: 7 to 8 minutes for medium-rare, 9 to 11 minutes for medium, or 13 to 15 minutes for well-done. Lay a slice of cheese on top of burgers during last few minutes to melt, if desired.) Transfer hamburgers to a plate and let rest for 3 to 4 minutes before serving. Assemble hamburgers with condiments and toppings. Serve.

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