Classic Cheeseburger

Classic Cheeseburger


• 4 Turano Sesame Hamburger Buns
• 1 pounds freshly ground chuck (at least 80% lean, a.k.a. 80/20)
• 4 slices deli-counter American cheese
• 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
• 1/2 tablespoon salt
• 1/2 freshly ground black pepper
• 4 slices deli-counter American cheese


① In a large bowl, mix ground beef, onion powder, salt, and pepper until just combined. Do not overmix, or your patties will be tough.
② Divide into six portions and form patties, without pressing too hard. They should be uniform in thickness. Smooth out any cracks using your fingers. Make these right before you grill them, so they stay at room temperature.
③ Preheat your grill, grill pan, or cast-iron skillet to high heat and add burger patties. If using a grill, cover with the lid.
④ Cook until the crust that forms on the bottom of the burger releases it from the pan or grate — about 2 minutes. Gently test, but don't flip it until it gets to this point. When burgers lift up easily, flip, add two slices of cheese to each, close lid if using a grill, and cook on the other side for another 2-3 minutes for medium to medium rare.

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