This week's Omnivore Package and Localvore Package feature ground beef and cheddar cheese. These two delicious Vermont products gain their flavor and nutrition from the healthy, sustainable grazing practices carried out on our Vermont Farms. These are a great, quick and simple meal for any time of year!
When served with salads and side dishes, we find that we can make 4 or 5 burgers from one pound of ground beef - but that's up to you!
- 1 lb grass fed ground beef (defrosted)
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper
- oil for cooking
- serve on round rolls or over salad
- In a bowl, season ground beef with salt and pepper, and mash.
- Divide into 3, 4, or 5 equal sections, depending on how many burgers you'd like to make.
- Shape each patty into a uniform, round shape. Press down in the center to make a small indent - this will help with more even cooking.
- In a pan or cast iron skillet, heat a small amount of oil. When the pan and oil are hot, add the burgers to the pan. To get a good sear, don't move them around in the pan. For juicy burgers, don't press down on them while they cook. With grass-fed beef, which tends to be leaner than conventional beef, you'll want to keep the heat to medium-high, so that the burgers don't cook too quickly and become to tough.
- After a few minutes, flip your burgers. For the last 1-2 minutes, add your slices of cheddar cheese to the burgers and cover to melt.
- Serve and enjoy!