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Speedy Scrumptious Burgers
Laura Vitale's Speedy Scrumptious Burgers + Shortcut Crispy Fries
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This burger delivers all the flavor with no filler. Ditch the breads crumbs and just use really well seasoned beef seared to perfection. It's beyond good! 

Technique tip: Make the patties a little thinner and wider than usual because they will shrink as they cook.

Swap option: Use ground turkey to make these a little lighter or omit the bun for a keto diet-friendly version.


    • 1⅓ pounds 85% lean ground beef
    • 2 tablespoon grated onion
    • 1 clove garlic, grated
    • 1 tablespoon salt-free steak seasoning
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 4 hamburger buns, split
    • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
    • 4 slices cheese, of your choice
    • Sliced tomatoes, lettuce and pickles, for serving


1. In a bowl, mix together the beef, grated onion, garlic, seasoning, salt and Worcestershire. Then form the meat into 4 thin, wide patties. Set them aside.

2. Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Place the burgers in the skillet and sear for about 3 minutes then flip. Wait a couple minutes,  then add your cheese and finish cooking until the cheese is fully melted.

3. Mix together the mayo and mustard for a delicious multi-use spread, toast the buns (if you'd like) and assemble the burger with your favorite toppings.

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