I have a weakness for a good cheeseburger. Most of the time my go to is a bacon cheeseburger, but there are times that I crave just a simple, tasty cheeseburger. There’s nothing fancy about it, but it’s really all about the patty, the cheese and the bun right? This classic cheeseburger definitely satisfies those cravings.
The secret to a great hamburger is the most important item…the beef. I like to use ground beef that is 80% lean and 20% fat ratio. The fat in the beef is what makes the flavor. I wanted to keep it simple and just used salt and pepper, then patties are cooked in a cast iron pan until the edges are a little crispy, but that sweet spot in the middle is still nice and juicy. Then there is the melted provolone and cheddar cheese, pickles and then it’s topped with a special burger sauce. This sauce combines the usual condiments… mayo, ketchup, mustard and a few other tasty ingredients that make this mouthwatering burger complete. All of this on a nice sesame seed bun. Now I really want a cheeseburger.
Here’s what you need to make your own:
For the Burger
*1 to 1 1/2 lb ground beef
*sliced provolone and cheddar cheese or any other cheese that you prefer
*salt and pepper to taste
*sesame seed hamburger buns
For the Special Sauce:
*1/4 cup mayonnaise
*2 TBS ketchup
* 2 tsp mustard
*1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
* 1 tsp onion powder
*1 tsp garlic powder
*1/2 tsp dried dill weed
In a small bowl mix all of the ingredients together for the special burger sauce.
Refrigerate until ready to use.
Form the ground beef into 4 patties. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
Heat a cast iron pan to medium high heat. When the pan is very hot add in the patties.
cook for about 3 minutes then flip them over and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes more.
Top with the cheese and cover the pan with a lid. Cook for another minute or until the cheese is melted.
Place on the hamburger buns and top with the special sauce.
Serve and enjoy!