Form the ground beef into 4 equal size patties, about 1 inch thick. Sprinkle the outside of the patties with salt and pepper.
1.5-2 lbs Wagyu ground beef, ½ teaspoon black pepper, 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
Heat the butter in a cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat. Add the patties. Cook for 4 minutes.
1 tablespoon butter
Flip the patties. Cook an additional 5 to 6 minutes for medium-rare. Do not move or smash down the patties. You can add bacon and cheese at this point, if desired.
8 ounces blue cheese, 12 slices bacon
Once your desired temperature is reached move the patties to a cutting board to rest. Place the buns cut side down in the pan for 2 to 3 minutes until toasted. Assemble the Wagyu burgers with desired toppings.
arugula, heirloom tomatoes, 4 buns
Heat a gas or charcoal grill to 450 F degrees.
Grill the patties over direct heat for 4 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes for medium-rare. Do not smash the patties as it will cause flare ups in the grill flame.
Mix together all the ingredients. Salt to taste, but likely will not need it.
¼ cup mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, 1 clove garlic, 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Wagyu Burger Temperatures
For rare burgers- 125°F
For medium-rare burgers- 135°F
For medium burgers- 145°F
For well-done burgers- 160°F
The FDA recommends cooking ground beef to 160 F degrees.