Grill Everything But The Burger Burger

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Recipe: #26372

July 03, 2017

Categories: Burgers

"The burger is also grilled but using a cast iron skillet thus preventing flare-ups. Recipe source: Saveur (June/July2015)"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (353.6 g)
  • Calories 575.9
  • Total Fat - 31 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 148.1 mg
  • Sodium - 2044.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 38 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 8 g
  • Protein - 34.4 g
  • Calcium - 143.9 mg
  • Iron - 5.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 12.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Build a medium-heat fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill to medium.

Step 2

Form meat into 6 patties; season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Heat a cast-iron skillet on grill; place patties in skillet and top with onion slices. Cover with grill lid and cook 3-5 minutes; flip burgers, resting them on top of the onion slices and cook 2 minutes more. Top with cheese slices and cook until cheese melts (a minute or two); keep warm.

Step 4

Working in batches, grill buns, lettuce, pickles and tomatoes, turning once until charred (2 minutes for buns, 3-4 for romaine, and 5-7 minutes for pickles and tomatoes), turning once until charred.

Step 5

Divide patties, vegetables and condiments between buns (or simply serve all separately and let people fix their own burgers)


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


These burgers came out so nice and juicy and packed with flavor. We loved the "grill everything" concept, however, I didn't grill the pickles or lettuce (used baby spinach), but grilled everything else. Loved what it did to the onions; grilling made them sweet and mellow with added smokiness from the charcoal grill as did the tomatoes; made them sweeter and smoky as well. I cut thicker slices of both the onions and tomatoes to prevent them from falling apart on the grill and falling into the grill grates, which worked perfectly. I think I will make it this way from now on this summer. My family and I loved them. Thank you, ellie, for sharing! Made it for Billboard Tag.


review by:
(27 May 2020)


Very tasty - grilling the onion under the meat just adds flavour to both the onion & the patty. I put one onion slice under the tomato for grilling and added some mushrooms.. Loved the recipe. I used recipe #1217 for the romaine.


review by:
(25 Mar 2018)

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