Last updated April 14, 2018

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

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hamburger
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 658 kcal
Author: Christie Vanover

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

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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

  1. 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.
  2. Season both sides liberally with salt and pepper or steak seasoning. Press your thumb into the center of each patty to make an indentation.
  3. Heat the grill to medium-high. Place the patties on the grill and grill for 5 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. Place the buns cut side down on the grill for about 30 seconds to toast.
  6. Assemble with your favorite condiments.
Nutrition Facts
The Good Old Classic American Hamburger
Amount Per Serving
Calories 658 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 149mg50%
Sodium 687mg30%
Potassium 572mg16%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 327mg33%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.