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Grilled Burger Recipe
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How to Grill Burgers

There are few things better than the nirvana of a juicy grilled burger. Let me show you the secrets on how to grill burgers perfectly each time!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 693kcal


  • 1 pound Ground Chuck (or 80/20 beef)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 slices Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ sliced Onion (Red or Yellow Onion)
  • 12 Dill Pickles slices
  • 3 slices Beefsteak Tomato
  • 3 leaves Green Leaf Lettuce
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • 3 Hamburger Buns
  • 2 tablespoons Butter (melted)


  • Separate beef into 3 equal rounds and flatten into a burger patty using a burger press or flat-bottomed plate. Press firmly. Season patties liberally with salt and pepper. *
  • Light charcoal in a full chimney starter and pour over half of the grill.  Plate grate on the grill and lightly oil to prevent sticking.
  • Place burgers on grate directly over coals and let cook until each side has formed a seared crust, approximately 3 minutes per side, flipping once.
  • Top with cheese and move the burgers to the far side of the grill to finish cooking to your desired level of doneness.
  • Lightly brush cut side of hamburger buns with butter and toast briefly on grate over the coals. Be sure to keep an eye on them or they will burn quickly.
  • Remove burgers and buns from the grill and assemble by topping bun with burger patty and desired toppings.


*It is best to use freshly ground beef, rather than prepacked ground beef in a tube. Fresh ground beef (where you can still see the meat strands from the grinder) will create a more tender burger.
Feel free to substitute your favorite condiments and toppings. The toppings I included in this recipe will create a classic grilled cheeseburger.
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Calories: 693kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1585IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 313mg | Iron: 4.7mg