Despite the winter weather, I felt like cheeseburgers. I decided to try a few new things with them.
I usually put the burgers onto a hot skillet to brown both sides and transfer them to the oven to finish them. This way the outside gets a good sear but the inside stays juicy.
I also like to grate a little onion into the hamburger to add a nice oniony flavor without it being overpowering.
This time I grated the onion, and smashed a garlic clove to add to the ground beef. I also threw in salt, black pepper, and oregano. I worked it together but not too much.
I tend to form small patties (I guess they are almost sliders) so I made 4 patties out 1/2 of beef.
I seared the patties on the hot skillet and transferred them to the oven.
I decided to sautee onions to top mine (Pat isn’t too into onions but he does like the grated onion).
I added some grated sharp cheddar cheese and the onions and then cut the buns down a little bit.
They were good although I am not sure the oregano added much. A little bit of summer to get me through the winter.