Classic American Cheese Burger Recipe

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Ingredients (serves 6 people)

  • 2 pounds (910 grams) ground chuck (80/20)
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon (7 mL) salt
  • 1 teaspoon (7 mL) freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 slices sliced American cheese
  • 6 sesame seed rolls
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Red onion, sliced in rings
  • Tomatoes, sliced in rings
  • Pickle chips
  • Iceberg lettuce, shredded

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  1. In a large bowl, mix ground beef, garlic powder, salt and pepper until combined

  2. Divide evenly to form 6 patties. The patties should be uniform in thickness

  3. Preheat your grill or skillet to high heat and add burgers

  4. Cook until a crust forms on the bottom and the burger releases from the pan or grate — about 3 minutes

  5. Flip, add two slices of cheese to each and cook on the other side for another 3-5 minutes until the burgers are cooked through

  6. Remove the patties from the grill and have your family garnish as they see fit with condiments and veggies

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