Texas Butter Recipe American hamburger

Good Ole’ American Hamburger

This is a typical hamburger pan fried with Smoked on top to bring the outside in. Keep reading
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 881kcal
Author Shawn


You’ll Need

  • 1 lb ground meat
  • 2 tbs mayo or mayonnaise
  • 6 oz tomato
  • 1/2 cup purple onion
  • 12 oz lettuce
  • 12 oz buns
  • ½ tbs salt
  • ½ tbs pepper
  • 12 oz American cheese sliced
  • 1 tbs Smoked


Burger Burn

  • Mix salt and pepper in ground meat. I don’t “mush” too much because it makes the burger grind fine. I like burgers with a coarse grind. This is totally up to you.
  • Heat your pan to medium.
  • Spray some non stick stuff (optional by helpful).
  • Make your patties. In this image is about a hand full.
  • Place in hot pan for 4 minutes and flip for another 4 minutes.
  • Done-ness is up to you but when you see clear juices (fat) running out you’ll know the burger is medium. If you use a thermometer get the temp to 160 for well done. If I use a thermometer (I don’t) I get it to 150 internal.
  • Drop on cheese while warm if using.

Build a Better Burger

  • Pour out any grease in your burger pan and put back on burner.
  • Place both sides of bun face down in pan until toasty. There should be enough leftover grease in pan you don’t need to butter buns. But you can!
  • Spread mayo on top half of bun.
  • Slice your tomatoes and onions up.
  • Pull a large pretty leaf of lettuce and wash.
  • From bottom to top. Bun, burger meat, lettuce, tomato, pinch of salt, and lastly plop of Smoked.


See red oozing out of the meat it is not ready and you may need to reduce heat to keep from burning. If you don’t know what your ground has been through always cook to 160 degrees.


Serving: 355g | Calories: 881kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 2788mg | Potassium: 657mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1615IU | Vitamin C: 11.5mg | Calcium: 940mg | Iron: 16mg