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Solomon’s Smoky Stove-Top Burgers

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Solomon’s Smoky Stove-Top Burgers

Solomon’s Smoky Stove-Top Burgers

Jessica Braider
Longtime Scramble recipe tester Leanne Guido said, “They were some of the best homemade hamburger I’ve ever tasted.”
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Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced, abou 1 tsp.
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Smoked paprika
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns or rolls (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 4 leaves iceberg lettuce or whatever kind you like


  • In a mixing bowl, preferably using your hands, thoroughly combine the meat, garlic, salt, paprika and pepper, and form into 4 round, flat patties. Press your thumb into the middle of each patty so it is a bit thinner in the middle (to help it cook evenly).
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat (no oil needed). When it is hot, add the burgers and cook them for about 4 – 5 minutes per side, to your desired level of doneness. The pan should be hot enough that the burgers brown nicely on the outside but don’t blacken. (Alternatively, cook them on a grill over medium heat).
  • Meanwhile, toast the buns and slice the tomatoes. Serve them immediately on the toasted buns with tomatoes, lettuce, ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, or your favorite toppings or condiments.


Do Ahead or Delegate:  Combine the ingredients for the burgers, form into patties and refrigerate, slice the tomato.
Tip: Paprika, a popular spice that’s made from peppers (either bell peppers or chili peppers or a combination of the two) and has a deep red color, lends flavor and color to a variety of dishes including soups, chicken and paellas.  There are different varieties of paprika— some are sweet and others are spicier.  If the bottle is does not specify, it’s likely that the paprika is sweet. One variety, smoked paprika, is made from peppers that are dried over wood fires, and has a smoky, woodsy flavor.
Scramble Flavor Booster:  Double the garlic and increase the smoked paprika to 3/4 or 1 tsp.
Nutritional Information per Serving (% based upon Daily Values):
Calories 301, Total Fat 11.5g, 17.5%, Saturated Fat 3g, 15%, Cholesterol 0mg, 0%, Sodium 536.5mg, 22.5%, Carbohydrate 22.5g, 7.45%, Dietary Fiber 1.5g, 6.7%, Sugar 4g, Protein 27g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Gluten-Free, Grilling, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Main Dish, Nut-Free, Sandwiches/Wraps, Spring, Summer
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