24 ounces lean ground sirloin or ground round
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
4 slices cheese (Cheddar, Swiss), optional
Nutritional information per serving (one hamburger): Calories 325 (15% from fat) • carb.0g • pro. 50g • fat 12g • sat. fat 4g • chol.133mg • sod. 109mg • calc. 9mg • fiber 0g
1. Preheat toaster oven on broil setting. Line the baking pan with aluminum foil, and insert broiling pan. Lightly coat the broiling pan with cooking spray.
2. Divide meat into four 6-ounce portions and shape into 4-inch burgers. Lightly season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper on both sides.
3. Arrange the burgers, evenly spaced, on the rack. Place in toaster oven and broil to taste*, about 4 to 8 minutes per side. For cheeseburgers, top with sliced cheese one minute before second side is done.
4. Serve hot on toasted bun, roll, or English muffin with desired condiments and accompaniments such as lettuce, sliced tomato, onion, etc.
*Times will be dependent on temperature and thickness of meat. Test with an instant-read thermometer:
Rare: 120°-125°F (red center)
Medium-Rare: 125°-140°F (pink center)
Medium: 145°-155°F (gray-barely pink center)
Well Done: 160°F (gray)