You can form the hamburger patties ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to cook them. This recipe makes four 6-ounce burgers. We think that is the perfect size. The cooking times listed in the recipe are for 6-ounce burgers. The burgers are perfectly cooked! If you like smaller burgers, you will need to adjust the times listed below.
Cast Iron Skillet Burgers
- 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 4 Tbsp water, divided
- 8 slices American cheese
- 4 hamburger buns
- burger toppings - lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, mustard, ketchup, pickles
Form meat into 4 thick hamburger patties.
Heat oil to smoking over medium-high heat in large cast iron skillet.
Place burgers in skillet. Cook 2 minutes on each side.
Add 2 Tablespoons of water to pan and immediately cover. Cook for 1 minute.
Uncover skillet, flip burgers, and top each burger with 2 slices of cheese. Add remaining 2 Tbsp of water and cover. Cook for 1 minute.
Remove from skillet and place on hamburger buns. Top with favorite burger toppings.
CONNECT WITH PLAIN CHICKEN