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Cast Iron Burgers are juicy and flavorful, and easy to make on your stovetop in a cast-iron skillet. They’re perfect if you don’t have an outdoor grill or if it’s too cold to grill outside!

Front View of Cast Iron Burger on Bun with Lettuce Tomato Onion and Pickles on White Plate with Blue Rim

For a lot of us, grilling is the preferred cooking method in summer. Grilling is quick and easy, and doesn’t require heating up the kitchen to get dinner on the table!

And surprisingly, grilling is a very versatile cooking method. My dad has told me several times that he could cook a cake on a grill and I actually believe him, lol!

One of the most common things to grill is burgers. Nothing says summer supper quite like a burger along with an ear of corn on the cob and sliced fresh tomatoes.

But what if you don’t have a grill? You can always use a grill pan inside, but one of the best cooking methods for burgers is in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop.

My Cast Iron Burgers are juicy and flavorful, with just a few simple seasonings to highlight the flavor of the beef. You can serve them up on buns with all the classics like I did here, or leave off the bun for the low carb and keto version.

Cast Iron Burger on a Bun with Bite Taken Out

How to Cook Burgers on the Stove – Cast Iron Burgers Are the Best!

I usually make these Cast Iron Burgers in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop. But in the past when I’ve gone camping, I’ve also put a cast iron skillet on a grate over a campfire and have cooked the burgers that way! All you need is a cast iron skillet and a heat source to make these burgers.

To cook burgers on the stove, add any seasonings you want to the ground beef. Shape the meat into patties, and heat up your skillet (I prefer to use a cast iron skillet). Cook the burgers until browned on both sides, and they reach an internal temperature of 160F.

Cast Iron Burgers Recipe with Description

How to Make Juicy Hamburgers on the Stovetop

There are two methods to achieving juicy hamburgers on the stove. Firstly, I grate a small onion into the meat mixture, which adds great flavor and helps keep the burgers moist. And secondly, I make sure to preheat the pan until it’s very hot before adding the burgers. 

Pro Tip: Don’t press down hard on the burgers as they cook because this will squeeze out their juices!

How to Cook Burgers in the Oven

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Mix the ground beef with any seasonings you’re using.
  3. Shape the meat into patties and place the patties on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake until the burgers reach an internal temperature of 160F. I usually bake burgers for around 15 to 18 minutes at 400F.

Top View of Cast Iron Burger on White Plate on White Table

How to Grill Burgers

  1. Preheat a grill to medium-high to high.
  2. Mix the ground beef with any seasonings you’re using.
  3. Shape the meat into patties.
  4. Place the patties on the grill and cook (uncovered) until the burgers reach your desired level of doneness (medium doneness takes about 4 to 5 minutes per side). The burgers should reach an internal temperature of 160F.

Grilling Burgers Temp

According to Foodsafety.gov, the safe temp for burgers is an internal temperature of 160F. Use a meat thermometer to measure the internal temperature.

Cast Iron Burgers in Skillet

More Burger Recipes to Try:

Front View of Cast Iron Burger on Bun with Toppings
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Cast Iron Burgers

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time12 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Cast Iron Burgers are juicy and flavorful, and easy to make on your stovetop in a cast-iron skillet.

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Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound grass-fed 80% lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion grated
  • 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut aminos or soy sauce or tamari sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 4 buns
  • 4 tablespoons mayo
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 white onion slices or red onion slices

Instructions
 

  • Use your hands to combine the beef, grated onion, Worcestershire, coconut aminos, and Montreal steak seasoning in a large bowl.
  • Shape the meat into 4 patties. Preheat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high to high heat. Once hot, add the patties and turn the heat down slightly to medium to medium-high. Cook the burgers for 4 minutes on each side, flipping once.
  • Once the burgers are cooked, place 1 slice of cheese on each burger. Turn off the heat, drape a piece of foil on top of the burgers, and let the cheese melt.
  • Split the buns in half and top each with mayo, ketchup, mustard, 1 lettuce leaf, 1 tomato slice, and 1 white onion slice. Add a burger to each, and serve.

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Notes

  • Don’t press down hard on the burgers as they cook because this will squeeze out their juices!
  • The nutrition label below is for 1 cheeseburger on a bun with all the fixings.
  • Nutrition Information per Burger for Burger Mix Only (Meat, Onion, Worcestershire, Coconut Aminos, and Montreal Steak Seasoning):
    • 304kcals
    • 4g total carbohydrates
    • 1g fiber
    • 3g net carbs
    • 20g protein
    • 23g fat

Nutrition

Calories: 714kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 996mg | Potassium: 686mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2250IU | Vitamin C: 18.8mg | Calcium: 294mg | Iron: 13.9mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cast Iron Burgers

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  1. 5 stars
    Oh yes ! Simple is always the best ! Thank you and I wish you enjoy your summer !

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