Well the beef was store-bought. Custom ground for me because I asked nicely, but still store-bought. My grinder has been acting kinda annoying lately and only putting out mush, so I am avoiding home grinding for the moment, much to the chagrin of that dry sausage cure I bought a week ago :-/
Crisp lettuce? Say WHA? What is this, a Big Mac?
I am a fan of lettuce and tomato on my griddled burgers, but for the steakhouse/grilled type, I avoid it.
This baby was grilled over hardwood chunk in my fire pit while I sat next to it with a beer in the other hand, blowing on the coals caveman style to get it as hot as possible. Watch out for those grease flames... Only charred the outside, then brought it in to a 350 * oven, topped with the various condiments and let it come to medium, then finished putting it together.
I put the onions and sauce on the bottom of the bun to absorb/deflect all that juice, otherwise you get soggy buns. Nobody likes a soggy bun.