Pan Seared Burgers:
Who said you can’t have an amazing burger on the cooktop? Hopefully no one ever! Cast iron is your best friend in searing beautiful meat. I’m a burger person, what can I say? Try this one with melted fresh mozzarella!
As always, take your ground beef out of the fridge and allow to come up near room temperature. 10 to 15 minutes should be good but you never wanna shock cold meat on a hot pan, that leads to dry every time!
Patty your ground beef into 1/4 to 1/3 pound patties, mix together salt, pepper, chili powder, paprika, ground mustard and ground ginger. Coat both sides of the patties in your seasoning.
Slice your tomato and fresh mozzarella ball, then sit aside. Take a cast iron skillet and put 1 table spoon of olive oil on the skillet, set the temperature to medium high. Allow the pan to get hot just before the oil smokes and add on the patties. Sear on each side for 4 minutes, then add tomato slices first, then mozzarella. Reduce to medium, cover and allow the cheese to melt over & trap that slice of tomato. This will take about 3 minutes.
Remove the dripping burger meat from the heat and allow to rest while you prepare the brioche buns with your favorite condiments and greenery. For us we added spinach and a mixture of ketchup, mayo, and sour cream! Load those burgers up and Enjoy!
1 lb to 1lb 8oz for 4 ground beef patties
1 red cluster tomato
1 ball of fresh mozzarella cheese
4 brioche buns
4 to 5 spinach leaves per burger
The seasonings: 1 tablespoon of salt and pepper, 1 teaspoon of ground ginger, ground mustard and paprika. (Season well)
The condiment: 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon of sour cream, and 1 teaspoon of ketchup