Some days you just want a burger. A simple all-American burger is what is needed. The one problem I have right now, is that I am still nursing yet another ankle injury and cannot get to the kettle for another day. Still, I needed a burger, cast iron grill pan to the rescue. One of the most useful implements one can have in the kitchen, in fact, is an array of cast iron skillets and Dutch ovens. Nothing cooks quite as well as these things.
Here is the burger, a simple 1/3 pound of ground beef, rubbed with my own basis rub, very similar to a Santa Maria rub, with a little added sugar this time. The patty of beef was 'grilled' in the cast iron on the stove and dressed lightly with some Big Butz Hot BBQ sauce. Then it went onto a potato bun, with some bib lettuce, tomato and red onion. Delicious, salad, carb and protein all in one.