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Classic American Cheeseburger

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

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Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 serves
Calories 512 kcal


  • 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


  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.

Recipe Notes


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.