A sprinkling of smoked paprika makes all the difference in this delicious recipe for broiled burgers.
The secret to my super delicious broiled burgers? A generous sprinkling of smoked paprika. The combination of the seasoned beef and the sharp cheddar is phenomenal.
Admittedly, making burgers from freshly ground chuck is always best. But I find that these broiled burgers, made with vacuum packaged 85/15 ground beef, are just as good as the fancy burgers I sometimes order at upscale restaurants.
I don’t bother with buns when serving these tasty broiled burgers. It’s been a long time since I had any kind of bread. Sure, cloud bread and 90 second bread can serve as hamburger buns. But I find that bunless burgers are just as enjoyable.
Sometimes I also use these broiled burgers to make low carb double cheeseburger – basically a homemade version of In ‘n Out’s Flying Dutchman.
Leftovers keep fine in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat them gently in the microwave on 50% power. Start with about 30 seconds per side and see if they’re heated through.
- Avocado oil spray
- 2 lb. lean ground beef (85/15)
- 2 teaspoons Kosher salt (not fine salt)
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 4 (1 oz) slices extra sharp cheddar
- Preheat broiler on high. Position an oven rack directly (3 inches) below the heat element. Line a baking sheet with foil and fit it with a wire rack. Spray the rack with avocado oil.
- Sprinkle the Kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder and smoked paprika on the meat. Work the spices gently and evenly into the meat.
- Divide the seasoned meat into four equal 8-oz portions and gently shape them into four large patties, 5 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick.
- Place the burger patties on the prepared wire rack. Push down on the center of each patty to create a 2-inch-wide dimple. This will help the burgers stay flat as they cook.
- Broil the burgers to medium-rare, about 3 minutes per side. For medium, broil 4 minutes per side.
- Turn the oven off, top each burger patty with a slice of cheese, and return to the still-warm oven for just a few seconds, until cheese is melted. Serve the broiled burgers immediately.