Ultimate Classic Burger: All-American Favorite
Sink your teeth into the nostalgia and pure satisfaction of the Ultimate Classic Burger – an embodiment of the American culinary spirit. This recipe transcends generations, connecting us to backyard barbecues, family gatherings, and the simple joys of life. Just one bite evokes memories of lazy summer afternoons, laughter filling the air, and the sizzle of patties on the grill.
- 1 pound ground beef, preferably 80% lean
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 hamburger buns
- 4 slices of cheddar cheese
- 4 lettuce leaves
- 1 large tomato, sliced
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 4 tablespoons ketchup
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 8 slices of crispy bacon
- Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
- In a bowl, gently combine the ground beef, salt, and black pepper. Form the mixture into four patties.
- Place the patties on the grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or adjust the cooking time to your preference.
- In the last minute of cooking, add a slice of cheddar cheese on each patty and close the grill to melt the cheese.
- Toast the hamburger buns on the grill for about a minute.
- Assemble the burgers: Spread ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard on the bun halves. Place the cooked patties on the bottom halves.
- Top each patty with lettuce, tomato slices, red onion, and crispy bacon.
- Cover with the bun tops and serve these delectable burgers while they’re still warm.
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
The Ultimate Classic Burger is a quintessential American experience, offering a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that celebrate the joys of good company and delicious food.
Nutrition Information: Calories: 480, Fat: 32g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 24g
Savor each bite of the Ultimate Classic Burger, where every layer tells a story of tradition, taste, and togetherness. Let this recipe be a reminder that the simplest pleasures often bring the greatest delight.