Last Updated March 21, 2020

Not all burgers have to be fancy. Sometimes a weekend just calls for a classic American hamburger with traditional toppings.

loaded cheeseburger on a wooden board with a bite taken out of it

The Good Old Classic American Hamburger

Not all burgers have to be fancy. Sometimes a weekend just calls for a classic American hamburger with traditional toppings.
3.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 5

Ingredients
 

  • 2 lbs ground beef 80/20
  • salt and pepper or steak seasoning
  • 5 slices American cheese
  • 5 hamburger buns
  • Condiments of choice (ketchup, mustard, mayo, pickles, lettuce, tomato, onions)

Instructions
 

  • Shape the ground beef into 5 even patties, being careful not to handle the meat too much. Make the patties a bit larger than the circumference of the buns.
  • Season both sides liberally with salt and pepper or steak seasoning. Press your thumb into the center of each patty to make an indentation.
  • Heat the grill to medium-high. Place the patties on the grill and grill for 5 minutes.
  • Flip. Grill for 3 more minutes. Add a slice of cheese on top of each patty (optional). Grill 1-2 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Remove to a sheet pan and let rest 5 minutes to retain the juices.
  • Place the buns cut side down on the grill for about 30 seconds to toast.
  • Assemble with your favorite condiments.

Nutrition

Calories: 658kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 39gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 149mgSodium: 687mgPotassium: 572mgSugar: 3gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 0.6mgCalcium: 327mgIron: 5.1mg
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