Basic Beef Burger

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There is something so delicious about a basic beef burger. Focus on the quality of the meat and keep it as simple as possible.
  • PREP TIME: 15 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 15 minutes
  • SERVINGS: 4 persons
Basic Beef Burger


  • 700 grams beef (80% lean)
  • Salt & Pepper, for seasoning
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 burger buns, split
  • Lettuce, for serving
  • 1 tomato, sliced for serving
  • Mayonnaise, mustard or preferred condiment of choice


  • 1. Sprinkle the ground beef evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large bowl.
  • 2. Gently form the meat into 4 balls, then lightly press into 4-inch-wide, 1-inch-thick patties.
  • 3. Make a 2-inch-wide indentation in the center of each with your thumb to prevent the burgers from bulging when grilled.
  • 4. The burgers can be made on a barbeque grill or on the stove in a grill pan.
  • 5. Preheat the grill to high. Season the patties with salt and pepper.
  • 6. Grill, undisturbed, until marked on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn and grill until the other side is marked and the patties feel firm, 3 to 5 more minutes.
  • 7. Top the beef burgers with 2 slices of cheese and cover with foil to let it melt.
  • 8. Take the beef patties with cheese and serve it on the buns. Top with lettuce and tomato and the top burger bun.


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