If you want a relatively traditional burger that is easy to make and tastes great, try this one.
1 lb of freshly ground chuck
1 tsp of sea salt
2 TB grated sweet onion
1 TB heavy cream
(1 TB olive oil plus 1 TB butter if using a skillet)
Optional…lettuce, tomato, cheese
2-4 Kaiser rolls
Let beef sit at room temperature for about 10 – 15 minutes. (This will ensure more even cooking.) Combine beef with sea salt, grated onion and heavy cream. Form into 2 half pound patties or 4 quarter pound patties. Heat a skillet or grill to medium high heat. If using a skillet, add the olive oil and butter. Cook patties for 4-5 minutes for half pounders and 3-4 minutes for quarter pounders on each side. Add a slice of your favorite cheese, if desired, in the last couple of minutes of cooking. Lightly toast the Kaiser rolls on the outside edges of the grill for the last couple of minutes of cooking. Assemble with lettuce, tomato and any other additions. Enjoy!