Butter Burgers Recipe

Cook Time: 25 minutes


Servings: 6


  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 onions, chopped
  •   kosher salt
  •   freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lb ground beef sirloin
  • 6 soft hamburger buns, split


  1. Preheat the broiler. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and cook until translucent, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Add 1/3 cup water, cover and continue cooking until the onions are golden brown, about 15 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the onions to a bowl and wipe out the skillet.
  4. Divide meat into 6 loose balls, then gently flatten into thin patties. Heat the skillet over high heat. Add the patties to the hot skillet, smash them flat with a spatula and season with salt and pepper. Cook, flipping once, until well done, about 3 minutes per side.
  5. Meanwhile, toast the buns under the broiler. Put the patties on the bottom buns and top each with 1/4 cup sauteed onions. Smear 2 tbsp butter on the cut side of each top bun, then put on top of the burgers. Slice in half and serve immediately.

Unsalted butter


Ground pepper

Ground beef

Hamburger buns

Kosher salt

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