Classic Cheeseburger

Leites Culinaria

Ready in: 20 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • Bread-and-Butter Pickles, homemade or store-bought
    Bakery/Bread
  • 1 1/2 pounds chuck roast (ask your butcher to grind it for hamburger)
    Meat
  • 6 hamburger buns, homemade or store-bought
    Bakery/Bread
  • Healthy pinch kosher salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • Cracked black pepper
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
    Produce
  • 6 slices sharp Cheddar cheese
    Cheese
  • Condiments
    ?

Steps

  • Shape the ground chuck into 6 patties, each about 1/2-inch thick. Be careful not to pack the meat too tightly or you’ll end up with dry burgers. Sprinkle a healthy pinch of kosher salt over the top of each burger. Crack some pepper over the top as well.
  • Prepare a grill or place a grill pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes.
  • Place the burger over the heat, seasoned side down. Toss some salt and pepper over the top of the burgers and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the burgers and cook for 2 minutes more. Flip the burgers again and grill for 1 minute more. Flip the burgers again, place a slice of cheese on each burger, and cook for 1 minute more. The burgers will be medium-rare. If you prefer your burgers cooked medium to well-done, transfer them to a cooler part of the grill or reduce the heat under the pan to medium-low and leave the burgers on the heat a little longer.
  • Transfer the burgers to a warm plate but do not cover them.
  • Place the hamburger buns, cut-side down, on the heat and toast to the desired toastiness.
  • Assemble the burgers and buns on a clean plate, using any condiments you like. (I can tell you, these are so tasty that you don’t need anything. I add bread-and-butter pickles and red onion for the added salt and crunch, though.) You’re now ready to bite into the tastiest, juiciest burger ever.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 519.68  cal  (25.98%)
  • Fat: 24.9  g  (38.31%)
  • Saturated Fat: 12.24  g  (76.49%)
  • Carbohydrates: 37.55  g  (12.52%)
  • Sugar: 5.37  g  (5.96%)
  • Cholesterol: 107.64  mg  (35.88%)
  • Sodium: 633.27  mg  (27.53%)
  • Protein: 36.08  g  (72.16%)
  • Zinc: 10.13  mg  (67.54%)
  • Selenium: 45.22  µg  (64.6%)
  • Vitamin B12: 3.41  µg  (56.9%)
  • Phosphorus: 452.01  mg  (45.2%)
  • Vitamin B3: 8.66  mg  (43.29%)
  • Calcium: 338.85  mg  (33.89%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.5  mg  (33.26%)
  • Manganese: 0.62  mg  (31.11%)
  • Iron: 5.06  mg  (28.1%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.54  mg  (26.89%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.44  mg  (25.99%)
  • Folate: 83.47  µg  (20.87%)
  • Potassium: 537.59  mg  (15.36%)
  • Magnesium: 54.59  mg  (13.65%)
  • Vitamin B5: 1.07  mg  (10.65%)
  • Fiber: 2.42  g  (9.66%)
  • Copper: 0.19  mg  (9.3%)
  • Vitamin A: 297.21  IU  (5.94%)
  • Vitamin K: 5.43  µg  (5.17%)
  • Vitamin E: 0.38  mg  (2.56%)
  • Vitamin C: 1.97  mg  (2.39%)
  • Vitamin D: 0.28  µg  (1.88%)

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