Homemade Stovetop Burger

Rainy weather might keep you from grilling but you can still make a fantastic burger on your stovetop. Eli Wollenzein is the head chef and owner of coalition on 50th and France. He stopped by tips and tricks make a great stovetop burger.

Coalition Burger

  • Ground Beef 6oz
  • Kosher Salt & Black Pepper
  • Hamburger Bun
  • Butter 2 Tbsp
  • Cheddar Cheese 2 Slices
  • Bibb Lettuce
  • Tomato (sliced)
  • Red Onion (sliced)
  • Burger Sauce
  • Pickles

Burger Sauce

  • Mayo 1 Cup
  • Ketchup ½ Cup
  • Dijon Mustard ¼ Cup


  1. Heat cast iron pan to medium-high heat.
  2. Place scoop of ground beef onto hot cast iron.  Using two burger spatulas, press meat down in pan with one spatula, while using second spatula to shape patty.
  3. Season burger with salt and pepper.
  4. Allow to cook until a crust has formed.
  5. Flip and immediately cover with cheese.  Cook until cheese has melted.
  6. Meanwhile, or before starting the burgers, utter hamburger bun and place in sauté pan over low heat until toasting golden brown.
  7. Thoroughly mix burger sauce ingredients
  8. Place burger sauce on bottom of bun, then pickles.  Place burger on bottom of bun.
  9. In this order, place tomato, red onion, lettuce, and top of bun on top of burger.
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