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!
- 1 pound Ground Chuck (or 80/20 beef)
- 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
- 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