Perfect Hamburger Recipe

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Servings: 4 hamburgers Burger Ingredients: 1 lb ground chuck beef, (80/20) fine sea salt, to taste freshly ground black pepper, to taste Classic Cheeseburger Toppings: 4 burger buns 4 slices medium cheddar cheese, (thick sliced) 1 large tomato, sliced into 8 rings 8 leaves green leaf lettuce 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced into rings 1/2 cup dill pickle slices

Ingredients

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Slice, and prepare all of your burger toppings and sauces. Spread the cut-side of the bun with softened or melted butter and toast the cut side on a skillet or on the grill until golden brown. You can toast the bun ahead or in the last couple of minutes with the burgers on the grill. 

INSTRUCTIONS

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Toasting the bun adds great flavor and prevents a soggy bun. Preheat grill to medium heat. Divide ground beef into 4 portions and form patties that are about 1/2" thick and 1" wider than the burger buns. Season patties generously with salt and pepper. 

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Grill hamburger patties (indent-side-up) covered for 3-5 min each side on the grill. Flip burgers when juices are accumulating on top of the burger and you have a good sear. 

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Apply cheese in the last 1-2 minutes of grilling then cover with the lid and cook until the internal temperature of beef reaches 160˚F. 

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The Best Burger Recipe! Sharing our secrets for making restaurant-quality hamburgers, from the juiciest burger patties to the best buns and burger sauces.  Enjoy!

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