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There are probably more opinions on how to make a better burger than there are recipes. This recipe for Grilled Double Cheddar Burgers is no exception. If you are looking for a recipe for a lean burger, check out the recipe for Grilled Turkey Burgers. However, if you are looking for a juicy beef burger, this recipe may fit the bill. A few recommendations (opinions!) from me:

  • Try to buy ground chuck for this recipe. Some burger aficionados actually ask their butcher to grind the meat for them so they know it is 100% ground chuck.
  • Loosely form your burgers. If you squeeze the meat together too much, your burger won't taste as juicy.
  • After your grill is hot, don't forget to scrape it off. Also, using a long pair of tongs, clean and oil the grates with a paper towel that has a little olive oil on it.
  • Try not to turn the burgers too often on the grill. If possible, just turn them once and make sure you don't use the spatula to press the burgers down on the grill

Happy Grilling!

Grilled Double Cheddar Burgers

1 .25 pounds ground chuck
2 Tablespoons ketchup
¾ teaspoon, salt
¼ teaspoon, black pepper
¾ cup grated cheddar cheese
4 slices, cheddar cheese

Place ground chuck in a medium size mixing bowl. Add ketchup, salt, and black pepper. Use a spoon or your hands to mix. Add cheddar cheese to the meat mixture and stir until evenly mixed in. Divide the meat mixture into 4 equal portions. Loosely shape each portion into a 1” patty. Try not to press or pack the meat too tightly. Grill on one side, with the lid down, 3-5 minutes, flip and cook an additional 3-5 minutes or until done to your liking. During the last minute of cooking time, place sliced cheese on top and allow to melt. Serve on buns with Caramelized Onions or desired condiments.

To make this dinner even easier, the hamburger patties can be made earlier in the day and refrigerated. I would recommend placing the raw patties on a wax paper lined plate to make transferring to the grill easier.

Serves 4

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