Classic Hamburger Recipe

Classic Hamburger Recipe
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This classic hamburger recipe is perfect for a delicious and satisfying meal. Made with simple ingredients, it’s easy to prepare and sure to be a hit with everyone.


  • 1.5 pounds ground beef (80% lean)
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Pickle slices
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Your favorite condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef with Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
  2. Gently mix until all ingredients are well incorporated. Do not overmix to avoid tough patties.
  3. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape them into patties, about ¾-inch thick. Make a slight indentation in the center of each patty to prevent it from puffing up during cooking.
  4. Heat a large skillet or grill over medium-high heat and add olive oil.
  5. Once the skillet or grill is hot, add the patties.
  6. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or until they reach your desired level of doneness.
  7. If using cheese, place a slice on each patty during the last minute of cooking and cover to melt the cheese.
  8. While the patties are cooking, lightly toast the hamburger buns on the skillet or grill until golden brown.
  9. Spread your favorite condiments on the bottom half of each bun.
  10. Place a lettuce leaf, a slice of tomato, and a few onion rings on the bun.
  11. Add the cooked patty on top of the vegetables.
  12. Top with pickle slices and any additional condiments you like.
  13. Place the top half of the bun on the assembled burger.
  14. Serve the hamburgers immediately with your favorite side dishes, such as fries or a salad.

Enjoy these classic hamburgers with your favorite toppings and condiments. They are perfect for a family dinner or a casual get-together. With this easy and versatile recipe, you'll have everyone coming back for seconds!

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