My favorite Burger recipe! Learn how to make Restaurant-style burgers with tips and make-ahead options as well as juicy burgers! Everything you need to know about making burgers at home!
2lbsground chuck beef (80/20)
1/2finely minced onion (optional)
Classic Cheeseburger Toppings:
1large tomato(sliced into 8 rings)
How to Make the Perfect Burgers:
Preheat the grill to high heat. Clean and lightly baste the grill grates with oil.
Form beef mixture into 8 (5-inch) flat patties.
Place patties on the preheated grill and immediately turn the heat down to medium. Cook for 4 minutes on each side. Remove and quickly top with cheese.
Prepare all the toppings and assemble buns in the order given; 1/2 tbsp mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, beef patty, and 1/2 tbsp ketchup on the top. Serve!
To reheat burgers- take the veggies off and heat patty with bread for 30 seconds. Add the veggies back on and serve. To freeze burger patties: make a double batch and form into 16 (5-inch) flattened patties. Layer between parchment paper and flash freeze on a tray before transferring it into freezer bags. Keep frozen up to 3 months. To grill frozen patties: cook frozen patties as directed. It makes no difference frozen or fresh burgers grill the same if they are the same thickness. Make-ahead- if you have leftover burgers and don't want to go through the hassle of making them later, prepare them ahead of time. Omit the burger sauces (mayo and ketchup) or only add them to the top part of the bun. Layer as directed to prevent soggy buns. Reheat as directed for a quick lunch.