1 tsp olive oil, liquid smoke or Worcestershire sauce (optional)
1 Tbsp butter (optional)
In a large bowl, combine the ground beef and dry seasoning. Add optional ingredients, if using, and mix together with your hands until well combined.
Note: You can use a stand mixer to mix the ingredients, but take care to not over mix. This will result in a tough and chewy burger.
Divide the ground beef into either 3 or 4 equal pieces and form each piece into a patty.
Preheat your grill or cast iron skillet to medium heat.
Place each patty on the grill or skillet and let it cook undisturbed for 4 minutes. Carefully flip just once and let the burger cook on the other side for another 3-5 minutes, or until the burger has reached desired doneness.
Remove to a plate and allow to sit undisturbed for 5 minutes. This lets the juices redistribute among the burger.