Friday, November 28, 2014
Best Bun-less Beef Burgers Ever! Best Grass-fed Burgers! BEST BURGERS!
This is my husband's recipe for bun-less burgers. They are so delicious that I have stopped craving buns for my burgers. Seriously, this is the bomb; the best tasting burger ever. Served with a fried egg on top and sometimes avocado... it makes my mouth drool. Sometimes, if we have them, he uses duck eggs. When you break the yolk on top, it is like a delicious sauce. I don't even use mayo or mustard on these.
*variations: Mushroom-swiss. Omit egg and throw in 8 ounces sliced mushrooms with the onions and use swiss cheese.
Eric's Incredible Bun-less Burgers
1 medium yellow or sweet onion
4 Tablespoons bacon grease
around 1 lb grass fed beef, divided into two 1 inch thick patties
2 chicken or duck eggs
slices of cheddar cheese, or whatever kind you like
avocado, sliced (optional)
sea salt and pepper
cast iron skillet
oven mitt (seriously)
Slice onion into rings. Melt all the bacon grease in the skillet and add the onion rings. Sauté over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until soft and caramelized. This takes about a half hour. Scoot caramelized onions to the side of the pan and add the patties. Salt and pepper the top to your liking. Cook until blackened on bottom and flip. Do NOT press down the burger with your spatula, this makes it less juicy. Salt and pepper this side. Cook until desired temperature, we like them medium rare. Turn off heat. Top burgers with cheese and put skillet under broiler for just a few minutes until melted. USE AN OVEN MITT to take our your pan. Remove burgers onto plates and top with onions. Still using the oven mitt, fry 2 eggs in the skillet, careful not to break the yolk. Top burgers with fried egg and avocado if you wish. Serve immediately.