"Hello, Friend" Burgers: Thin Patties on Toast

"Hello, Friend" Burgers: Thin Patties on Toast
  • Cook Time
  • 4Servings


  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions or shallots
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 slices good-quality white bread, lightly toasted
  • room-temperature butter, for spreading
  • 8 thin dill pickle slices
  • Dijon or brown mustard
  • lettuce, sliced tomato and sliced red onions


Heat a cast-iron skillet or griddle pan over medium-high. Form the beef into 4 thin patties. Season with salt and pepper. Press 1/4 cup onion into one side of each patty.

Place the patties, onion side down, in the skillet. Cook, pressing down with a spatula, until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. After you flip the patties, top with the cheese.

Butter the toast. Transfer each patty to a piece of toast. Top with the pickles, Dijon and remaining toast. Serve with the lettuce, tomatoes and onions.