Classic Cheeseburger
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Classic Cheeseburger

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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.

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Ingredients

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

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.

Directions

Prep: 15 Minutes, Cook: 10 Minutes
1

Preheat grill to 400°F.

2

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.
3

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.
4

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.

5

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.

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  • 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.

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  • Willimac | May 21, 2019

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

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    • Char-Broil | May 21, 2019

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

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