Classic Hamburger

About This Recipe

This recipe appears in: Happy National Burger Month Burger Recipes for Your Grilling Pleasure


  • 1 pound ground beef sirloin
  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray


  1. 1

    Combine the beef and salt and pepper in a bowl. Using your hands, mix well. Form into 6 patties. Refrigerate until ready to grill.

  2. 2

    Prepare a charcoal or gas grill: Lightly spray the grill rack with vegetable oil cooking spray. Light the coals or heating elements, and let them burn or heat until hot.

  3. 3

    For medium-rare, grill the burgers for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

  4. 4

    Note: To make cheeseburgers, use 6 slices of American cheese or 3 ounces of sharp cheddar or pepper Jack cut into 6 slices. After turning burgers, place cheese on top; grill for the remaining 3 to 4 minutes.

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