Classic Burger Recipe

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Imagine sinking your teeth into the quintessential classic burger, a symphony of flavors and textures that define comfort food at its best. Each bite promises a juicy, perfectly cooked patty, nestled between toasted buns and adorned with a colorful array of fresh, crisp toppings.

The foundation of this culinary masterpiece lies in the carefully seasoned ground beef patty. Expertly grilled to perfection, it boasts a tantalizing sear on the outside while preserving its succulent, flavorful core. The choice of 80% lean, 20% fat ground beef ensures a burger that is both juicy and rich in taste, a balance that is essential for an authentic experience.

Classic Burger

Classic Burger Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, French
Servings 4
Calories 2 kcal

Equipment

  • Grill or stovetop griddle
  • Spatula
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Burger press (optional)
  • Grill brush (if using a grill)
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife:

Ingredients
  

For the Patties:

  • 1 pound ground beef 80% lean, 20% fat for juiciness
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Burger Assembly:

  • Burger buns
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced red onions
  • Pickles
  • Cheese slices optional
  • Ketchup mustard, mayonnaise (or your preferred condiments)

Instructions
 

Preheat the Grill or Griddle:

  • If using a grill, preheat it to medium-high heat. If using a stovetop griddle, set it over medium-high heat.

Prepare the Patties:

  • In a mixing bowl, gently combine the ground beef with salt and pepper. Avoid overworking the meat to keep the patties tender.
  • Divide the meat into equal portions and shape them into patties. You can use a burger press for a uniform shape if desired.

Grill the Patties:

  • Place the patties on the preheated grill or griddle.
  • Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side for medium doneness. Adjust the time based on your preferred level of doneness.

Add Cheese (Optional):

  • If you're adding cheese, place a slice on each patty during the last minute of cooking, allowing it to melt.

Toast the Buns:

  • While the patties are cooking, cut the burger buns in half and lightly toast them on the grill or in a toaster.

Assemble the Burgers:

  • Start with the bottom half of the bun and layer with lettuce leaves.
  • Place the cooked patty on top, followed by sliced tomatoes, red onions, and pickles.
  • Add condiments like ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise according to your preference.
  • Top with the other half of the bun.

Serve and Enjoy:

  • Serve the burgers immediately while they are hot and the cheese is melted (if used).
  • Pair with your favorite side dishes, such as fries or a salad.

Notes

This classic burger recipe, when prepared with fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection, delivers a timeless and satisfying taste that captures the essence of a delicious homemade burger.
Keyword Burger, Classic Burger, Quick & Easy, Quick Meal
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