4 oz ground beef
1 slice of cheese, preferably a good melting cheese
1 burger bun
Freshly ground pepper
Burger accoutrements, such as Sizzle mayo, pickles, and lettuce
Active Time: 10 min.
Full Time: 10 min.
Season 4 oz ground beef with a pinch of kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Portion into two 2 oz balls.
Slice a few small pieces of cheese or have a single melting slice ready to go.
Heat a cast iron griddle over medium heat and lightly toast one burger bun.
Increase the heat to medium-high and heat for two minutes. Give the griddle a few big squeezes of Sizzle.
Place portioned beef balls onto the griddle.
Immediately cover the first ball with a ~4x4 square of parchment paper. Use a flat metal spatula to press down on the parchment paper and beef. Use heavy even pressure until the patty is about a ¼ inch thick. Repeat with the second ball.
Once the patties are well browned on the bottom and starting to cook on the top, use the spatula or a bench scraper to flip the patties.
Top each patty with cheese and quickly stack one patty/cheese stack on top of the other. Let brown for 10 more seconds.
Move the patty stack to the prepared burger bun.
Top your burger with anything your heart desires. We suggest pickles, Sizzle mayo, and a piece of lettuce.