- 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck (80 to 85% lean)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 4 homemade hamburger buns
- Desired toppings and condiments
In a large bowl gently mix the beef, salt and pepper together. Divide the homemade hamburger meat into 4 equal portions. With your hands, gently and lightly shape each portion into a 3/4 to 1-inch thick round patty. Press the center of each patty down in the center to create a 1/4-inch indentation. This will help prevent your homemade hamburgers from bulging in the middle as they cook.
Rub oil around a Cast-Iron Grill/Griddle or a Large Cast Iron Skillet placed on the stove over medium heat. When the oil is glistening and pan is hot, place the burgers into the pan indentation side up. Cook until the burgers are browned on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Flip the burgers over with a sturdy spatula and continue to cook 4 to 5 more minutes or until they reach desired doneness. The homemade hamburger recipe is ready to serve....enjoy it !