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1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon  black pepper
1 pound ground beef (80% fat / 20% lean)
1/2 tablespoon canola oil​

4 hamburger buns

4 slices cheese

burger toppings of choice

  • Heat your flat cooking surface (cast iron pan/flat top griddle) on high heat.
  • Add oil, and continue until oil just starts to smoke.
  • Form beef into 2-4 oz balls
  • One at a time, place beef balls onto cooking surface. Immediately press flat using sturdy spatula, thinner is better!
  • Season burger with salt and pepper.
  • Let cook for approximately two minutes, or until burger is mostly cooked through, then flip.
  • Add cheese, if desired.
  • To melt the cheese, add a little water to the cooking surface, then cover both the burger, and the water under a lid.
  • Remove burger once cooked, add to bun with toppings of your choice, and enjoy!

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