How to Cook Hamburgers in a Cast Iron Skillet

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Cook a hamburger in a cast iron skillet.
Cook a hamburger in a cast iron skillet. (Image: Photos.com/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Cook a juicy hamburger in a cast iron skillet. Cast iron skillets, while heavy, provide a practical alternative to grilling the hamburgers. The solid metal pan doesn’t add any metallic taste to the meat. The pans also heat evenly, according to Primer Magazine’s “Cast Iron Cooking.” Heating evenly helps prevent one part of the burger from overcooking. There’s no way to drain the grease from the hamburgers as they cook, so use lean hamburger.

Things You'll Need

  • Plate
  • Seasonings
  • Cooking spray
  • Spatula
  • Meat thermometer

Wash your hands with soap and water. Break apart the hamburger meat and shape it into patties. Make the patties about 1 inch thick. Thicker patties may not cook evenly all the way through. Wash your hands with soap and water again after you are done touching the raw meat.

Form the hamburger patties so they are all the same size.
Form the hamburger patties so they are all the same size. (Image: Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Sprinkle seasonings onto the patties.

Salt, pepper, paprika and onion powder mix well with hamburger.
Salt, pepper, paprika and onion powder mix well with hamburger. (Image: Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Spray the cast iron skillet with cooking spray. Place it on a stove burner set to medium heat.

The cooking spray adds flavor and keeps the meat from sticking to the pan.
The cooking spray adds flavor and keeps the meat from sticking to the pan. (Image: Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Place the patties inside the skillet. Leave at least one inch of space between each patty.

Cook the patties. Flip the patties every 5 to 7 minutes to promote even cooking. Remove the patties once the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, according to the USDA.

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