Classic beef burger

Classic beef burger recipe for you

Classic beef burger recipe for you

For the burger patties:
  • 1 pound (450g) ground beef (80% lean is ideal)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
For assembling the burgers:
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 slices of cheese (American, cheddar, or your choice)
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced red onions
  • Pickles
  • Ketchup and mustard (or your favorite condiments)
  • Butter or oil for toasting buns


  1. Prepare the Patties:
    • In a mixing bowl, gently combine the ground beef with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder (if using). Be careful not to overwork the meat to keep the burgers tender.
    • Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each into a patty. Make them slightly larger than the hamburger buns since they’ll shrink a bit during cooking. Create an indentation in the center of each patty with your thumb to prevent them from puffing up as they cook.
    • Preheat your grill or stovetop skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook the Patties:
    • If grilling, oil the grates and place the patties on the grill. Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare or longer for your desired level of doneness. Add a slice of cheese on top of each patty during the last minute of cooking to melt it.
    • If using a skillet, add a little oil to the pan and heat it over medium-high heat. Cook the patties for the same amount of time as mentioned above, adding the cheese as well.
  3. Toast the Buns:
    • While the patties are cooking, split the hamburger buns and lightly butter the cut sides. You can also use a little oil if you prefer. Toast them in a separate skillet or on the grill until they’re golden brown.
  4. Assemble the Burgers:
    • Place a lettuce leaf on the bottom half of each bun.
    • Add a cooked patty with melted cheese on top of the lettuce.
    • Layer on sliced tomatoes, red onions, and pickles.
    • Spread ketchup and mustard (or your preferred condiments) on the top half of the buns.
    • Place the top bun on the assembled ingredients to complete the burger.
  5. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Your classic beef burgers are now ready to be served! You can serve them with your favorite side dishes like fries, coleslaw, or a salad.

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