James Beard's Favorite Hamburger
  • Servings: 4-5
  • 2 pounds chopped beef chuck or round
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Unsalted butter
  • Vegetable oil, as needed
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  1. Spread the meat out on a board and grate 2 to 3 tablespoons of onion into it use a fairly fine grater so you get just the juice and very finely grated raw onion. Now mix in about a tablespoon of heavy cream and some freshly ground black pepper. Form into patties--a 6 to 8-ounce patty for an average serving.
Recipe courtesy Beard on Food, Running Press, 2000