1 lb. ground beef 2 oz. bourbon--chilled
Preheat a heavy frying pan and sprinkle bottom lightly with table salt. Mix meat, handling lightly, just enough to form into four patties. Grill over medium-high heat about 4 minutes on each side.
Pour chilled bourbon in chilled shot glass and serve meat and bourbon on a TV tray.
Now we know how Dean Martin liked his burgers: bunless, with a side of bourbon. Here's his minimal burger recipe, tweeted by Shaun Usher of the blog Letters of Note. The recipe comes from the book The Celebrity Cookbook published in 1967. [via kottke.org]