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Classic Cheeseburger

A classic Cheeseburger is sometimes all you want to have for dinner! This classic Cheeseburger is made with organic grassfed beef, a homemade buns, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and your favorite condiments!

If you're looking for more burger recipes, check out my Grilled Turkey Burgers, Healthy Lamb Burgers, or my Cheeseburger Tacos!

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What's on a classic cheeseburger?

Classic cheeseburgers can include a variety of toppings. But, the classic cheeseburger should be made of ground beef, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles served on a soft bun. At least that's what I have always believed to be true! Condiments like ketchup and mustard are also a must.

I love a good burger. And this classic Cheeseburger will take you down memory lane! It has all the classic toppings such as lettuce, tomato, red onion, and pickles. This simple recipe is one you can make any day of the week for an indulgent and nostalgic dinner that makes everyone happy!

A cheeseburger was always something that was a treat growing up. My mom didn't make them often as they were usually something that was grilled on the barbecue. So, living in Chicago they were really just a summer dinner menu item. But, I have since learned you do not need to make your burger on the barbecue. You most definitely can, but it's not necessary if you'd like to enjoy a burger in the winter months if you have a cast iron skillet or even a frying pan will work!

classic cheeseburger

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Nostalgic: This Classic Cheeseburger is nostalgic with it's simplicity. It will take you back to being a kid and just enjoying a cheeseburger with no cares.

Simple: I love making this recipe because it's so simple. You can have fresh made burgers made with organic ingredients in the time it would take you to go out and pick one up elsewhere.

Organic: I use completely organic ingredients in this recipe, making it a healthier burger!

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Ingredients for a Classic Cheeseburger

Organic Prairie Grassfed Beef

Brioche Buns

Organic Valley White American Cheese

Organic Romaine Lettuce

Organic Tomatoes

Organic Red Onion

Organic Pickles

Organic Ketchup and Mustard

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Cast Iron Skillet (or a grill)

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Form burger patties into ¼-pound burgers (these should weigh 4 ounces) that are about 5-inches in diameter. Salt and pepper each side.

Step 2

In a large skillet, turn heat to medium/high. Once the skillet is hot, place burger patties in the skillet. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes per side, flip and cook again on the second side. I like to cook my burgers to medium rare, but cook to your liking. Remove from heat.

Step 3

Add the cheese slices and allow to melt (trick is to cover with a lid here).

Step 4

To assemble: Lightly toast the buns. Add lettuce, burger, tomato slice, red onion slice, and pickles. Add condiments of your choice.

classic cheeseburger

FAQ's

Can I use ground turkey?

Yes, you can replace the ground beef for ground turkey and make the recipe exactly the same!

Can I make these on the grill?

Yes, you can grill these or use a cast iron skillet.

How should I store leftovers?

If you're just making two burgers, you can keep the rest of the meat raw and store in an airtight container in the fridge. Or, you could even form cook the patties as well and store the cooked patties in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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Classic Cheeseburgers

Mimi Council
Crafting the perfect classic cheeseburger recipe is an art form that celebrates simplicity and quality ingredients. In this recipe I use completely organic ingredients for a nostalgic burger that you will feel good about indulging in!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Makes 4 servings
Calories 745 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound grassfed ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 4 Brioche Buns
  • 8 leaves Romaine lettuce
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 large slices organic red onion
  • 1 cup hamburger pickles

Instructions
 

  • Form burger patties into ¼-pound burgers (these should weigh 4 ounces) that are about 5-inches in diameter. Salt and pepper each side.
  • In a large skillet, turn heat to medium/high. Once the skillet is hot, place burger patties in the skillet. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes per side, flip and cook again on the second side. I like to cook my burgers to medium rare, but cook to your liking. Remove from heat.
  • Add the cheese slices and allow to melt (trick is to cover with a lid here).
  • To assemble: Lightly toast the buns. Add lettuce, burger, tomato slice, red onion slice, and pickles. Add condiments of your choice.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 745kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 37gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 242mgSodium: 1109mgPotassium: 765mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 6088IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 350mgIron: 4mg
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