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Cast-Iron Skillet Bacon Cheeseburgers

Total time: 15 minutes
Makes 2 servings

You'll need:

  • A large cast-iron skillet (stainless steel works too)
  • A Frywall that fits (see our sizing guide)
  • 1/2 lb. ground chuck
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 2 slices of your favorite cheese
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 grinds black pepper
  • lettuce, tomato, ketchup, and your favorite burger toppings


Start by mixing in the salt and pepper into the ground beef by hand, and form into two, loosely packed patties about 3/4 of an inch thick. With your thumb, make a divot at the center of the patty, so the center of the patty is about 1/4 thinner than the edges. (This will help the burgers to cook more evenly).

Preheat the skillet on medium-high, and place the Frywall into position. Cook the bacon until it's brown and crispy, then set aside, leaving any rendered grease in the skillet.

Place the burger patties into the skillet and cook for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes. Flip the burgers, place a cheese slice on each patty, and cook for another 3 1/2 - 4 minutes. (These cook times correspond to medium-doneness. Adjust accordingly if you prefer your burgers more or less done.)

Remove the burgers and place them on a tray to rest. Add the onion slices to the still-hot pan, and fry for 10-15 seconds per side. Turn off the heat and remove the onions.

Build the burger with your bacon, onions, lettuce, and tomato and let us know which other toppings you like to add!