- ½ teaspoon neutral oil, like canola, or a pat of unsalted butter
- 2 pounds ground chuck, at least 20 percent fat
- Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
- 4 slices cheese (optional)
- 4 soft hamburger buns
- Lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes and condiments, as desired
- Add oil or butter to a large cast-iron or stainless-steel skillet and place over medium heat. Gently divide ground beef into 4 small piles of around 8 ounces each, and then lightly form these into thick patties of around 3 1/2 inches in diameter, like flattened meatballs. Season aggressively with salt and pepper.
- Increase heat under skillet to high. Put hamburgers into the skillet with plenty of distance between them and allow them to cook, without moving, for approximately 3 minutes. Use a spatula to turn hamburgers over. If using cheese, lay slices on meat.
- Continue to cook until meat is cooked through, approximately another 3 to 4 minutes for medium-rare. Remove hamburgers from skillet and allow to rest for approximately 5 minutes; meanwhile, toast the buns. Place hamburgers on buns and top as desired.
- Clean the Grill Easy & Comfortable. Use Steam BBQ Cleaning Brush
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