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Classic Cheeseburger Recipe

Make this All-American Classic cheeseburger that's cooked to perfection and served with American cheese, onions, pickles, bacon, and ketchup! 
Course lunch, Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 1141kcal


For the Meat:

  • 2 pounds of 80/20 ground beef made into 3-4 ounce patties
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

For the Toppings:

  • 10 slices of American cheese
  • mayonnaise
  • mustard
  • ketchup
  • 1 head of trimmed green leaf lettuce
  • 2 thinly sliced tomatoes
  • 1 peeled and thinly sliced red onion
  • 24 strips of crisp-cooked bacon
  • 30 round pickle slices
  • 10 toasted brioche hamburger buns


  • Preheat a griddle to medium-high heat, about 350°.
  • generously season 1 side of the burger patties and place right on the flat top, griddle or pan over medium-high heat and cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until it is browned cooked through, or until a desired internal temperature is achieved.
  • Once you flip over the burger immediately add on the cheese so that it melts.
  • To Plate: Add some mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup to the toasted brioche bottom bun and then layer on a leaf of lettuce, cheeseburger patty, tomatoes, onion, 2 bacon strips, pickles, and the top toasted brioche bun.
  • Repeat and serve!



prep time: 15 minutes cook time: 10 minutes makes 8-10 patties procedures:


Calories: 1141kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 93g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 4968mg | Potassium: 1402mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 6908IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 677mg | Iron: 6mg