i promise you can make a delicious hamburger in a skillet! these cheeseburgers are layered in flavor and are a great once-in-a-great-while treat (ok, they're not lowfat. sorry.) this recipe is another that is more about technique than ingredients. perfect with old-fashioned steak fries for fake-out-take-out night!
bacon mushroom cheeseburgers
1 pound ground beef
8 mushrooms, sliced
8 slices bacon
4 hamburger buns
4 slices swiss or cheddar cheese
lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mustard, mayo, ketchup
plop hamburger in a bowl and add 2 Tablespoons water, a few shakes minced onion, lots of salt and pepper, worcestershire sauce, A1 or whatever else you like to season the beef (i like Magi, water, salt, pepper, minced onion and a bit of beef bouillon.) gently mix with hands and shape into four flat-ish patties. (they get fatter and shrink in when cooking.)
heat skillet and fry bacon. remove bacon from pan and add mushrooms. cook for a few minutes until done. remove the mushrooms from the skillet with a slotted spoon. add a Tbsp. butter into hot pan. if you have a 10 or 12 inch skillet, you can fry all 4 patties at once. for an 8 inch, fry two at a time. cook patties 8 minutes per side, or to 160 degrees. place the bacon, mushrooms and cheese on the hamburgers for the last 2 minutes of cooking. remove patties from skillet and preheat broiler.
rub hamburger buns in the drippings of the skillet. place hamburgers on the bottom buns, leaving the tops open. broil until cheese is melted and buns are golden brown. layer favorite toppings and smash down to eat~ it's a big bite!