CLASSIC BEEF CHEESEBURGERS
Master this classic burger recipe and you'll be the king (or queen) of the grill from here on out!

30 MIN
4 SERVINGS
340 CAL
32 G PROTEIN


INGREDIENTS:

1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
1-1/2 teaspoons steak seasoning blend
4 hamburger buns, split
4 slices cheese (such as Cheddar, American, Swiss, etc.)
4 lettuce leaves
4 tomato slices
Toppings:
Ketchup, mustard, onion slices, pickle slices (optional)

COOKING:

1. Combine Ground Beef and steak seasoning in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape intofour 1/2-inch thick patties.

2. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. About 2 minutes before burgers are done, place buns, cut sides down, on grid. Grill until lightly toasted. During last minute of grilling, top each burger with cheese slice.
Cook’s Tip:
To prepare on stovetop, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet; cook 12 to 15 minutes until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

3. Line bottom of each bun with lettuce; top with tomato, burger and toppings, as desired. Close sandwiches.

SAFE HANDLING TIPS:

  • Keeping the lid closed lets the grill cook like an oven, with the heat reflecting off interior surfaces and cooking the food from all sides.
  • Wash hands with soap and water before cooking and always after touching raw meat.
  • Separate raw meat from other foods.
  • Wash all cutting boards, utensils, and dishes after touching raw meat.
  • Do not reuse marinades used on raw foods.
  • Wash all produce prior to use.
  • Cook steaks and roasts until temperature reaches 145°F for medium rare, as measured by a meat thermometer, allowing to rest for three minutes.
  • Cook Ground Beef to 160°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
  • Refrigerate leftovers promptly.

For more information on degree of doneness and other cooking tips visit:
https://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/cooking/determining-doneness
For more information on safe food handling and beef safety, see:
https://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/cooking/food-safety

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