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Classic Cheeseburger

A recipe by Julie Van Rosendaal

Classic Cheeseburger

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  • 4 lean ground chuck patties
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 cheese slices
  • 4 burger buns
  • lettuce, tomato and condiments of your choice

How to Make It

Sprinkle the patties with salt and pepper. If you’re grilling, preheat your barbecue to medium-high. Otherwise, set a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat and get it nice and hot. (Add a drizzle of vegetable oil, if you like.)

Place the burgers on the grill or skillet, close the lid or cover loosely with a piece of foil, and cook for about 5 minutes. Flip and cook in the same manner for another 5 minutes. (Don’t press down on them, or you’ll squeeze the juices out.)

Turn the heat off, leaving the burgers on the grill or skillet, and place a piece of cheese on top of each. Close the lid or cover for a few minutes, until the cheese melts. Serve on buns, with your choice of condiments.

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