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Classic American Cheeseburger Recipe and Private Selections Burger Nation Sweepstakes.

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How amazing is this weather? FINALLY! I am so thrilled to finally be able to go outside, fire up the grill, and enjoy a classic barbecue meal in our backyard.

I have to admit one thing, though. THIS is one of the most satisfying foods I’ve made in a loooooong time. Nothing – seriously – NOTHING beats a Classic American Cheeseburger. With Fries. Finger-licking good food!

I think it’s safe to say that we all love burgers, but every region, and most likely, every family has their own recipe for the “best burger, ever!”. This happens to be mine. This is the burger that keeps everyone coming back to my backyard.

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When I was invited to join Private Selection’s campaign for Burger Nation “Make Your Grill Mark on the Nation”, I knew I was going to pull out my “Best Burger, EVER” recipe and make MY Grill Mark on the Nation.

What makes my burger so special? Is that your question? Makin’ it from scratch and keepin’ it fresh. That’s my secret. Fresh, quality ground beef, fresh tomatoes, garlic, onions, awesome buns, and some good ol’ condiments to pull it all together.

But. Would you look at it. Rich, juicy, colorful, tall… it’s a-mayyyy-zing.

Private Selection and the Kroger Family of stores invites everyone to share the endless possibilities of toppings and tastes that the Private Selection “Burger Nation” has to offer. Private Selection is made for the food enthusiast in us all, with its rich collection of artisan-inspired offerings and gourmet ingredients.

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Classic American Cheeseburgers Classic American Cheeseburger + Giveaway


Classic American Cheeseburger + Giveaway
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Classic American Cheeseburger
Serves: Serves 4
  • 1-pound 98% lean ground beef
  • ½-cup finely diced onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½-cup breadcrumbs
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 8 American Cheese slices
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • ketchup
  • mayonnaise
  • tomato slices
  • red onion, sliced
  • lettuce leaves
  1. Combine ground beef, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and egg; mix until thoroughly combined.
  2. Divide mixture into four equal portions; shape into a patty about 4 inches wide.
  3. Preheat gas grill.
  4. Lay burgers on gas grill; close lid.
  5. Cook burgers, turning once, until browned on both sides and no longer pink inside, about 7 minutes.
  6. Top with 1 cheese slice and continue to cook for 1 minute, or until cheese begins to melt.
  7. Remove from grill.
  8. Lay buns, cut side down, on grill and cook until lightly toasted, about 1 minute.
  9. Spread mayonnaise and ketchup on bun bottoms.
  10. Top with remaining cheese slices.
  11. Add lettuce, tomato, burger patty, and red onion.
  12. Cover with bun-tops and serve.

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13 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Rachel Cartucci May 6, 2014 at 11:15 PM - Reply

    Yeah,now I am so hungry! HA! Looks pretty awesome!

  2. Ramona May 3, 2014 at 4:10 PM - Reply

    Burgers! Mmmmmmm!!

  3. Rose May 1, 2014 at 8:01 PM - Reply

    Looks delicious !

  4. A_Boleyn May 1, 2014 at 6:05 PM - Reply

    Classic cheeseburger cooked on the bbq … simple and tasty. And the weather is finally getting mild enough to be able to bbq outside.

  5. Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 1, 2014 at 1:04 PM - Reply

    There’s nothing better than a from-scratch burger, this is perfect for the weekend!

  6. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven May 1, 2014 at 12:42 PM - Reply

    Now that’s an awesome-looking burger! Love a good ‘ol American burger with all the works. pinned!

  7. Matt Robinson May 1, 2014 at 11:44 AM - Reply

    If I make this for my older son, I will be his hero. This looks incredible, love the presentation. Everything about this is classic and I can’t wait to make a few soon. Thanks!

  8. Amanda May 1, 2014 at 10:12 AM - Reply

    This burger looks fantastic! One of my favorite things about summer is grilling. We’ve already started at my house.

  9. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite May 1, 2014 at 7:46 AM - Reply

    This burger looks freakin amazing!!!

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