Classic Cheeseburger

Classic Cheeseburger


When beef patties hit the hot grill, they sizzle, sending tantalizing smoke into the air. It doesn’t get much better — the lingering aroma of summer fun. Classic Cheeseburgers are simple to make, with just a few ingredients and quick grilling.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram Mail


Serves 4
For the burgers
1 1/2
pounds ground beef, no less than 20% fat
teaspoon ancho chili powder
teaspoon garlic powder
teaspoon onion powder
teaspoon ground chipotle
salt and pepper to taste
For the toppings
slices of cheese of choice
brioche buns
lettuce, cleaned with tough stems removed
red onion, sliced
tomato, sliced

Ingredient Tips

Burger Choice
Buffalo is a great alternative to beef. If using 1 1/2 pounds of ground buffalo, add in 6 tablespoons minced bacon fat, trimmed before cooking.


Prep: 15 Minutes, Cook: 10 Minutes

Preheat grill to 400°F.


In a large bowl, combine ground beef chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, chipotle, salt and pepper. Divide into 4 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball and then press it into a flat, round patty about 3/4-inch thick.

Hot Tip: Pressing your knuckle into the center of the patties helps keep the burgers from bulging when they cook.

Place burgers on the grill. Season with salt and pepper. Cook without disturbing until the meat easily releases from the grates, about 4 minutes. If it resists and is still sticking, give it a little more time.

Hot Tip: Do not press your patties down with a spatula. This will release juices, making your burgers less juicy.

Flip and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes. Then top with a slice of cheese and close the lid for a minute or two until the cheese melts. When the cheese is melted, the burgers are done. Set aside to rest.


While the burgers rest, split the brioche buns and lightly toast. Lay a lettuce leaf on the bottom bun. Place a burger patty on top of the lettuce. Add a tomato slice and a few onion slices. Top with ketchup and/or mustard and the top half of the bun. Serve immediately.

Made this recipe? What did you think?
Cooking Notes
Share your tips, tricks, and cooking notes with others.
Thanks for sharing your note!
Once it's been approved, it will display here.

Need help? Our Customer Support can help you with any prroduct-specific questions.
  • Classic burger with Chilli powder? Really? | May 21, 2019

    Grab some onion soup mix and mix into meat before you form into a burger. Can also mix on egg to help keep it together. Would be a bunch better than a chilli burger described above.

    This was Helpful (0)
  • Willimac | May 21, 2019

    Most likely the amount of ground beef is 1 and 1/2 lbs (1.5 lbs.)

    This was Helpful (0)
    • Char-Broil | May 21, 2019

      Thanks, Willimac. We appreciate your comment and have updated the recipe.

      This was Helpful (0)
  • Jim, | Jun 30, 2020

    I prefer mayo on sand rather than mustard or ketchup! Mayo goes well with condiments!

    This was Helpful (0)
    • Char-Broil | Jun 30, 2020

      No extra charge for substitutions. Thanks Jim!

      This was Helpful (0)
View More Recipes Like This