4 burgers (serving size: 1 burger)

These top-rated cast-iron burgers prove that you don't have to own a grill to enjoy juicy, amazingly flavorful hamburgers.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare the patties, divide beef into 4 portions, lightly shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Sprinkle evenly with salt. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Step 2

To prepare horseradish spread, combine mayonnaise and next 3 ingredients (through ketchup) in a small bowl. Set aside.

Step 3

To prepare relish, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon. Add onion to drippings in pan; cook 15 minutes or until golden brown. Combine bacon, onion mixture, chives, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper in a small bowl.

Step 4

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons horseradish spread on cut sides of each bun half. Top bottom half of each bun with 1 patty, 1/4 cup relish, 1 tomato slice, 1/4 cup lettuce, and top half of bun.

Ratings & Reviews


June 05, 2016
Onion mixture was very good, less excited about the sauce. Beef needed more seasoning.

Pretty good

October 22, 2017
I don’t eat mayo, so I skipped the sauce. Relish was fantastic. I only had red onions in the house, so that’s what I used. I mixed in some shredded cheddar and a thing of Onion soup mix when forming the patties. So yummy!

Lee1971's Review

June 21, 2010
These were the best hamburgers I ever made! I believe that the short handling time and the salt prior to cooking must be the reason. I loved the sauce, too. I put mine on the grill instead of the skillet and they were so yummy. I have made these several times, sometimes without the onions, and they always turn out great.

snoopy66's Review

September 28, 2009
I must just not be a fan of burgers cooked indoors! I thought it was just OK, although onion topping was really good. If it was cooked on the grill I bet it would have been fantastic.

AmandaDixon's Review

January 29, 2010
A fabulous recipe! Loved the horseradish sauce and grilled onions with applewood smoked bacon. Very decadent. Suggestions for making it 2nd time around: add extra horseradish and ketchup to sauce, add 1-2 slices extra bacon (can never have enough bacon!), and season the meat. You could even try doing half ground meat, half ground pork for another layer of flavor! Serve with baked sweet potato fries. Enjoy :)

mrsseals's Review

March 10, 2012
the relish for the burger is wonderful. I could eat that and the patty with nothing else but a salad greens

dgitlin612's Review

August 15, 2009
Nice hamburger and loved the grilled onions. Did not have horseradish, but the sauce still worked well. Served with the beet and arugula salad in the same issue. Solid recipe, but not something I would serve guests.

sbburris's Review

March 12, 2010
I am a hamburger snob, and I thought these were pretty good. I do not care for dijon or horseradish, but I'm so anal about following recipes that I bit the bullet. It was a nice tasting burger, but there were a few times where I had to catch my breath b/c my nose was burning from all the horseradish. I would make it again, but would probably tone down the spread and maybe add a slice of cheese. We used whole wheat buns instead of the recommended kaiser rolls.

crusnock's Review

July 02, 2010
We enjoyed the horseradish spread and onion topping, but found the burgers themselves a bit plain. We plan to try again, and use Montreal steak seasoning on the burgers.

bstalnaker's Review

April 30, 2011