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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.
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