I hate to tell you this, but I was a bad blogger with this recipe. I completely forgot to take a photo of the finished dish. We were all so hungry and ready to dive into dinner that it didn’t even cross my mind until we finished eating.
The other thing about this “recipe” is that you really don’t need a recipe at all. You’ve probably made it yourself. But, sometimes we forget about the simple ideas, so I’m sharing it with you anyway.
Generally, I’m not really a fan of hamburgers cooked in a skillet. I prefer them on the grill or even the indoor, George Foreman grill. But my original thought with this was to cook them in the skillet and then make a mustard-butter sauce from the pan drippings.
I didn’t end up following that plan entirely though. The dijon mustard has several ingredients that aren’t allowed on the Whole 30, so I didn’t use it. Instead, I cooked the hamburgers in a bit of olive oil and ghee (clarified butter). The onions were added when the burgers were nearly done.
One thing that really made these extra good was the good quality beef I bought. I usually just buy ground beef from Walmart. But the flavor in this beef from Whole Foods was a huge step up. For a dish like this one where the beef is the main star, it makes good sense to buy a little better quality. Laura’s Lean Beef is also a good brand to buy and it’s available in most grocery stores. (This isn’t a sponsored post, just sharing what I’ve found.)
The kids ate their hamburgers on buns, while Jim and I had ours on a plate with the onions. Sweet Potato Fries and tomato and cucumber salad rounded out the meal. It was all delicious!
Keep reading for the recipe.
- 2 lbs. good quality hamburger
- Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
- 1 Tbs. olive oil
- 1 Tbs. butter or ghee
- 1 large onion, sliced
- Pat the hamburger into 6-8 patties.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
- Add burgers to the skillet and cook about 10 minutes per side.
- Add onions to the skillet during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
- Serve on buns or on a plate.