Smoked Truffle Burger
1/2 tsp vegetable oil
16 oz ground beef (preferably 80% lean), divided into four 4-oz portions
Freshly ground black pepper
Sabatino Tartufi Truffle & Smoked Sea Salt
4 slices cheddar cheese (optional)
Toppings and condiments as desired
4 brioche burger buns
Lightly oil a 10-12” cast iron skillet with vegetable oil and preheat for 4-5 minutes over medium heat.
Meanwhile, form each 4 oz. portion of ground beef into a loosely-formed large meatball shape before flattening slightly into a burger patty, about 1 inch thick. Season with ground black pepper to taste.
Increase the heat to high and add 1-2 burger patties to skillet, pressing each patty down firmly with spatula to increase the surface area and develop a nice crust on each burger. You want the burger around a half inch thick.
Cook for about 1 ½ minutes without touching or moving the patties to allow crust to form. Then, carefully flip burgers and cook on other side until desired doneness. (About 1 minute for medium-rare, 2 minutes for medium)
Season cooked side with Sabatino Truffle & Smoked Sea Salt while 2nd side cooks. (If using cheese, add to burgers just after flipping and seasoning with salt.)
Repeat process for remaining burger patties.
While burgers are cooking, lightly toast burger buns and ready toppings.
When burgers are cooked, assemble by stacking burgers on top of brioche buns and adding your favorite toppings and condiments. (Our recommendation - lettuce, tomatoes, and a dash or two of Sabatino Tartufi Truffle Zest).
Serve and enjoy!