Classic Cheeseburger


  • 1 pound ground beef (80% lean)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices of cheese (American, cheddar, or your favorite variety)
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Tomato slices
  • Pickle slices
  • Thinly sliced onions
  • Ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, or your preferred condiments


  • Prepare the Beef Patties: Divide the ground beef into four equal portions and shape each portion into a round patty, about 1/2 inch thick. Season both sides of the patties generously with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the Patties: Heat a grill or skillet over medium-high heat. Place the beef patties on the grill or skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness. During the last minute of cooking, place a slice of cheese on top of each patty and allow it to melt.
  • Toast the Buns: While the patties are cooking, lightly toast the hamburger buns on the grill or in a separate skillet until golden brown.
  • Assemble the Cheeseburgers: To assemble the cheeseburgers, place a beef patty with melted cheese on the bottom half of each toasted bun. Top the patties with lettuce leaves, tomato slices, pickle slices, and thinly sliced onions.
  • Add Condiments: Spread your preferred condiments, such as ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise, on the inside of the top half of each bun.
  • Serve and Enjoy: Place the top half of each bun over the assembled toppings to complete the cheeseburgers. Serve immediately and enjoy your homemade classic cheeseburgers with your favorite sides, such as french fries, potato chips, or a crisp salad.


The classic cheeseburger holds a special place in the hearts and stomachs of Americans across the country. Its timeless appeal lies in its simple yet satisfying combination of savory beef, melted cheese, fresh vegetables, and soft bun. Whether enjoyed at a backyard barbecue, a local diner, or in the comfort of your own kitchen, the cheeseburger is sure to delight taste buds and evoke feelings of nostalgia with every juicy bite.

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