Classic Cheeseburger

This is the cheeseburger recipe that started it all. A simple combination of ground beef, cheese, bread and condiments, the cheeseburger has been a staple of American cuisine for decades. This recipe will give you the classic flavor that you crave, without any frills.


  • 1 pound (0.45 kg) ground beef
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) ketchup
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) black pepper
  • 8 ounces (225 g) cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 hamburger buns


1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

2. In a bowl, mix together the ground beef, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper.

3. Form the mixture into 4 patties.

4. Grill the patties for 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until they are cooked through.

5. During the last few minutes of cooking, top the burgers with the shredded cheese.

6. Serve on the hamburger buns.

Potential changes & improvements

If you want to change up the flavor of this classic recipe, try adding some different spices to the beef mixture. Some smoked paprika or chili powder would be a great addition. You could also try using a different type of cheese, such as Swiss or Gruyere.

What other food it works well with

This recipe is classic for a reason – it goes well with just about anything! Try serving it with some homemade fries, onion rings, or a simple salad.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making burgers is to overcook them. Be sure to only cook them until they are cooked through, or else they will be dry and tough. Another mistake is to not add enough seasoning to the beef mixture. Be sure to add plenty of salt and pepper, as well as any other spices that you like.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 543 calories, 33 g fat, 17 g saturated fat, 721 mg sodium, 29 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 35 g protein


This recipe contains the following allergens: beef, cheddar cheese, wheat.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *