We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, it’s the tried and true classics that we keep coming back to, cause they’re just that good…we love trying out new dishes, but sometimes all you need is a familiar dish that always hits the spot. For us, that’s cheeseburgers.
Now there are a million different ways you could form these (seemingly simple) patties, but we’ve come up with a recipe that just can’t be beat. By adding parmesan cheese and Worcestershire sauce, among other things, to your burger, you get a really rich, well-rounded flavor that sets this burger apart from the rest. It’s an added touch that requires almost no added effort and yet makes all the difference. While there’s nothing wrong with just seasoning your meat, forming your patties and throwing them on the grill, we implore you to try out our recipe…you’ll be shocked by how much flavor you get when you bite into it and you’ll never go back!
- 1 pounds ground beef
- 4 slices (sharp) cheddar cheese
- 4 hamburger buns
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- pickles, garnish
- tomatoes, garnish
- butter lettuce, garnish
- Place ground beef in a large bowl and season generously with salt and pepper.
- Add parmesan cheese, egg, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder, and use your hands or two forks to mix everything together until combined.
- Divide mixture into 4 equal parts and shape each quarter into a patty. Use your thumb to make an indentation in the center of each patty.
Note: when cooking, patties swell in the center, so making an indentation ensures evenly cooked burgers.
- Heat a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat and allow several minutes for it to get hot.
- Place burgers in skillet (they should sizzle when you put them in the pan) and cook for 4-7 minutes per side.
- Flip burgers and add cheese slices on top. Cover pan with a lid and cook for another 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and burgers are cooked to your taste.
- Place burgers on buns and serve with your choice of pickles, tomatoes, or lettuce.
Optional: toast buns before assembling burgers for added flavor and crunch.