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Cheddar Cheese Burgers

Cooking method: Grilling
Serves 6
This is simply our Classic Hamburger with Cheddar cheese melted over it. We combine ground sirloin and chuck because we believe a great burger needs the fat in the chuck for juiciness and the quality of the sirloin for tenderness and flavor.


2 pounds Ground Beef
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
Vegetable oil cooking spray
3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 6 uniform slices


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. Prepare a charcoal or gall grill. Lightly spray the grill rack with vegetable oil cooking spray. The coals should be hot.

3. Grill the burgers for about 5 minutes. Turn and place a slice of cheese on top of each burger. Grill the burgers, covered, for 4 to 5 minutes longer until the cheese melts and the burgers are medium-well.


Variation: Pepper Jack Cheese Burgers: Use 3 ounces of Pepper Jack cheese, sliced into 6 slices, in place of the Cheddar cheese.

This recipe is from Prime Time: The Lobel's Guide to Great Grilled Meats