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Juicy Burgers with Gruyere

Author: Erin Scott of Yummy Supper

Ingredients

  • 11 ⁄4 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces Gruyere cheese grated
  • sharp Cheddar is also good
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 head butter lettuce leaves separated
  • 1 ⁄2 cup Quick-Pickled Onions

Instructions

  • Let the meat come to room temperature for 30 minutes before forming the burger patties.
  • The key to a tender burger is to very lightly handle your ground beef. Sprinkle the beef with salt and black pepper & gently form four 1”-thick patties.
  • Grill the patties over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes on the first side. Flip and top with the grated cheese. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on the second side for medium-rare burgers.
  • Let the burgers rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Pit, peel, and thinly slice your avocado. At serving time, nestle each patty into a large leaf of butter lettuce. Top with avocado slices, pickled onions, and plenty of ground black pepper.