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Classic American Cheeseburger Recipe – Bite into this delicious and juicy cheeseburger with melted American cheese, fresh tomato, crisp lettuce, onions and lean ground beef.

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American cheese burgers are an all time favorite amongst burger eaters and today we are going to learn how to make the Classic American Cheeseburger.

How amazing is this weather, by the way? 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.


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.

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Classic American Cheeseburger

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WW Freestyle: 16
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Bite into this delicious and juicy cheeseburger with melted American cheese, fresh tomato, crisp lettuce, onions and lean ground beef. 
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 512


  • 1- pound 98% lean ground beef
  • 1/2- cup finely diced onion
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2- 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


  • Combine ground beef, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and egg; mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Divide mixture into four equal portions; shape into a patty about 4 inches wide.
  • Preheat gas grill.
  • Lay burgers on gas grill; close lid.
  • Cook burgers, turning once, until browned on both sides and no longer pink inside, about 7 minutes.
  • Top with 1 cheese slice and continue to cook for 1 minute, or until cheese begins to melt.
  • Remove from grill.
  • Lay buns, cut side down, on grill and cook until lightly toasted, about 1 minute.
  • Spread mayonnaise and ketchup on bun bottoms.
  • Top with remaining cheese slices.
  • Add lettuce, tomato, burger patty, and red onion.
  • Cover with bun-tops and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Classic American Cheeseburger
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 512 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 153mg51%
Sodium 1107mg46%
Potassium 585mg17%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 455IU9%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 564mg56%
Iron 5.3mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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9 Responses
  1. A_Boleyn

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

  2. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

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

  3. Matt Robinson

    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!

  4. Amanda

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

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