How to Make a Classic Cheeseburger at Home

Few foods are as quintessentially American as the cheeseburger. With its juicy beef patty, melted cheese, and classic toppings like lettuce, tomato, and onion, the cheeseburger is a beloved staple of backyard barbecues, fast-food restaurants, and diners across the country.

In this post, we’re sharing a recipe for a classic cheeseburger that you can easily make at home. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a crowd-pleasing option for your next cookout, this recipe is sure to hit the spot. So fire up the grill and get ready to sink your teeth into a delicious, homemade cheeseburger

Table of Contents


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 slices of American cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard


  1. Preheat your grill or a grill pan to medium-high heat.
  2. Divide the ground beef into four equal portions and shape them into patties. Season both sides of each patty with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the patties on the grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness.
  4. While the patties are cooking, slice the tomato and onion and wash and dry the lettuce.
  5. When the patties are almost done cooking, place a slice of cheese on top of each one and allow it to melt.
  6. Toast the hamburger buns on the grill for about 1-2 minutes, or until they are lightly browned.
  7. To assemble the burgers, place a patty with melted cheese on the bottom half of each bun. Top with lettuce, tomato, and onion, and add ketchup and mustard to taste.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe for a classic cheeseburger as much as we have. With its juicy patty, melted cheese, and classic toppings, this burger is a crowd-pleaser that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue or just looking for a delicious weeknight dinner,

this recipe is sure to satisfy. So fire up the grill and give it a try – we promise, you won’t be disappointed! Don’t forget to share your experience with us and stay tuned for more delicious recipes and food-related content



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