Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)

How to Make It

Combine olive oil, fish sauce, pepper, salt, grated garlic, and ground sirloin; divide into 4 (3/4-inch-thick) patties. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties and onion slices to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Spread 1 teaspoon canola mayonnaise on top and bottom of hamburger buns. Layer bottom half of each bun with 1 patty, 1 lettuce leaf, 2 thin tomato slices, one-fourth of onion, and top half of bun.

Ratings & Reviews

Juicy, flavorful burger

March 15, 2015
This is a good simple, unfussy burger, coming from someone who typically considers hamburgers boring.  I used 85% lean ground beef, made the patties a bit smaller and left off the tomato and onion; but otherwise followed the recipe.  Fish sauce is something I wouldn't have thought of to add, but it does impart an unexpected depth of flavor without tasting "Asian" or "fishy".  It's a good basic burger recipe and I would make it again.

Moist and delicious

April 12, 2016
Love these. Incredibly easy to make. Only did the onions and burgers and the whole family including young kids loved them.

Easy prep, ok burger

June 04, 2016
Followed recipe.  Grilled the red onion (personal preference), lightly toasted the buns and made a sriracha mayo.  Quick & good.