We started cooking our way through one of Julia Child’s cookbooks and that’s where this burger came from.
George added his own twists and now this is our standard burger – served up with buns or by itself with some veggies and Rachel Ray potatoes. If we serve them by themselves, we deglaze the pan with a little chicken broth and/or red wine and add a pat of butter to the sauce at the end.
1 pound of ground beef
half an onion, finely chopped
Mix the onion into the ground beef. Add plenty of freshly ground black pepper and a little salt. Pat the mixture into thin patties. You’ll get about 5 or 6.
Place in a hot heavy skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle a little more salt on each side of the patty as it goes into the pan. Cook for just a few minutes on each side to the desired doneness.