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A double butter burger on a bun with lettuce, cheese, onion and tomato.

Wisconsin Butter Burgers

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 3 burgers 1x
  • Category: Dinner/Entree
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Wisconsin Butter Burger – a delicious butter burger recipe that is packed with flavor, cheese and all the toppings! Perfect any time of year!




  • 1 lb Country Natural Beef Butcher’s Blend Ground Beef
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 4 slices of American cheese


  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 4 hamburger buns of your choice (regular or gluten-free)
  • lettuce
  • sliced red onion
  • sliced fresh tomato
  • burger sauce OR ketchup/mustard


  1. Combine ground beef, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  2. Divide into 4 equal-sized ball and then flatten each into thin patties.
  3. Press down in the center of each patty with your thumb. 
  4. Bring a large cast iron skillet to medium-high heat.
  5. Add a 1/2 tablespoon of butter and let melt. 
  6. Add two patties to the pan and cook 3-4 minutes. Season the top of the patties with a little more kosher salt and pepper if you want (I usually do).
  7. Flip and cook until the center reaches your desired doneness (135-145 degrees F. for medium rare); add cheese for the last 2 minutes of cook time. 
  8. Remove from skillet and let rest 5 minutes. 
  9. Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon of butter and repeat with remaining patties. 
  10. Build your burger: Add a little butter to the bottom and top bun.  On top of the bottom bun add lettuce and one or two cheeseburgers followed by ketchup/mustard (or burger sauce), sliced onion and tomatoes. 


  • Dairy-Free: to make this dairy-free simply use dairy-free cheese slices.
  • Gluten-Free: to make this gluten-free simply choose a gluten-free burger bun option. 

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