Simple Cheeseburger Recipe

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4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION!

FIRE UP THE GRILL FOR 4TH. OF JULY!!!!

I promised to post a recipe every day this week in preparation for the 4th of July celebration! For sure grilled Burgers are on the menu! I LOVE cheeseburgers and I don’t have them often but when I do I want to have the best quality beef. I ask my butcher to grind me a fresh Organic grass-fed chuck roast. You end up having the juiciest, freshest beefiest flavor for your burger. You can’t believe what a difference it makes in the flavor and texture of the beef.

I personally like to grill mine in a cast iron skillet. If you use cast iron skillet it’s important that you fire it up to get it super hot! That way when you drop the meat in it start searing it immediately trapping all the juices inside.

I know people LOVE using their our door grills so fire up the outside grill nice and hot and follow the recipe for cook time!

CHEESEBURGER

Makes 10-6 oz. patties

INGREDIENTS

1-4 to 5 lb. organic grass fed chuck roast (ask your butcher to grind it for hamburger

Kosher salt

Black cracked pepper, as much as you like

10 slices of extra thick sharp cheddar cheese

10 hamburger buns, whole grain, or whole wheat

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (if using indoor cast iron skillet)

Bread-&-Butter pickles, or sliced kosher dill pickles

10 slices of onion

10  slices of organic beef steak summer tomatoes

10 leaves of organic Butter lettuce

Ketchup, Dijon Mustard, as much as you like on your burger!

Shape 10 (6 ounce) hamburger patties by using a 1 cup dry measuring cup and fill it with the beef, (don’t pack it in) to the top. That will measure out to be approximately 6 ounces.

Be careful not to pack the meat tightly or you will have dry, dense, burgers. Sprinkle a healthy pinch of kosher salt and pepper on both sides of the burger.

IF USING AND INDOOR GRILL PAN

Heat the grill pan until super hot about five minutes on high heat. Place the seasoned burgers on the grill pan. Grill for 4 minutes, then flip the burgers over and grill for 3 minutes. Flip the burgers over again, add the cheese on top. Cover with a lid and grill until the cheese has melted.  It should take about a minute to melt completely. The burgers will be medium rare. Grill longer if you want your burgers cooked more medium to well done. Using an instant meat thermometer, test your burgers.

USDA SAFE INTERNAL COOKING TEMPERATURE

Rare beef 125 F,

Medium  130 F

Medium-well 140 F.

Well-done 160 F.

Medium rare: Cook patty for 4 minutes on one side. Flip it over and grill for 3 minutes

Medium: Grill patty for 3 minutes, flip over and grill for an additional 5 minutes

Medium well” Grill for 4 minutes, flip over and grill for 5 minutes

Well done: Grill patty on one side for 4 minutes, flip over  4 minutes, grill 1 more minute on each side

Use and insta read thermometer to gauge temperature.

Remove the burgers to a warm plate. (do not cover). Place the hamburger buns on the grill, and toast the inside of the buns. On a clean plate, assemble the burgers and buns. Use any condiment you like, but I can tell you, these are so over the top tasty that you don’t need anything.You are now ready to bite into the tastiest, juiciest hamburger: so simple,  just the pure taste of the beef!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

Enjoy!

 

 

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