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Butter Burger

Serves 4
Cuisine: American
Category: Burgers, Sandwiches & Salads
Butter burgers are a Midwestern delicacy. This decadent cheeseburger is delicious, and a little pickle and sauteed onion round out the flavor.
Prep Time
15 mins
Other Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
55 mins
  • 1 1/2 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® ground beef, 80% lean
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 slices Wisconsin-style cheddar cheese
  • 12 dill pickle slices
  1. Freeze 3-tablespoons of butter 20 minutes while preparing additional ingredients.
  2. Using the coarsest holes on a box grater, grate 3-tablespoons frozen butter into a mixing bowl and add ground beef. Gently incorporate beef and shredded butter using finger tips, working quickly to avoid melting the butter. Form 4 hamburger patties, season with salt and pepper and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Melt 1/2-tablespoon of butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Toast two buns, cut side down. Repeat with another 1/2-tablespoon butter and buns.
  4. Melt 1-tablespoon of butter in the same skillet. Stir in diced onion and saute 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to soften; set aside and keep warm. Wipe skillet with paper towel.
  5. Heat skillet to medium high and add chilled hamburger patties. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, flip and cook an additional 3 minutes. Top each patty with a slice of cheese, cover for 1 minute. Check to ensure burgers are cooked to 160°F internally, if not return lid to pan, continue to cook.
  6. Construct burgers by placing approximately 2-tablespoons sautéed onion on each bottom bun, 3 slices pickle, hamburger patty and finish with top bun.
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