Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 4 tbsp. canola oil

  2. 1 lb. ground beef,

  3. gently formed into 6 balls

  4. 2 medium yellow onions,

  5. very thinly sliced with a mandoline

  6. or a sharp knife and divided into 6 equal portions

  7. Kosher salt, to taste

  8. 6 slices american cheese

  9. 6 hamburger buns, toasted

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Working in 2 batches, heat 2 tbsp. oil in a 12" cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 3 beef balls and, using the back of a spatula, press down on them until they're thin; cook for 1 minute. Top each patty with a portion of the onions; season with salt. Press onions into the meat and cook for 1 minute more.

  2. Flip burgers; flatten with the spatula. Place a cheese slice on each patty and let melt while onions and meat brown. Serve on buns.

  3. Pairing Note This burger benefits from a dark, sweet beer, like St. Peter's Old-Style Porter ($38 for 12 bottles), from a brewery in Suffolk, England. —Ania Zawieja MAKES 6 BURGERS


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