The Basic Burger

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Experiment with your basic burger by trying out the three different cooking methods.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1¼ lbs. ground round beef
  • ½ tsp. seasoned salt
  • ½ tsp. cracked black pepper

Directions

  • Lightly mix the ground round with salt and pepper and form into 4 evenly sized patties. Cook by your choice of the following methods.
  • On stovetop: Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for about 5 minutes per side for medium, turning once. Transfer burgers to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Let rest for 1 to 2 minutes to allow the juices to reabsorb. Serve hot.
  • To grill: Clean grill rack and lightly oil to prevent sticking. Preheat grill to medium-high. Cook for about 5 minutes per side for medium, turning once. Transfer burgers to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Let rest for 1 to 2 minutes to allow the juices to reabsorb. Serve hot. If using an indoor grill, follow manufacturer’s directions.
  • To broil: Clean broiler rack and lightly oil to prevent sticking. Set broiler rack 4" from heat source. Preheat broiler to medium-high. Cook for about 5 minutes per side for medium, turning once. Transfer burgers to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Let rest for 1 to 2 minutes to allow the juices to reabsorb. Serve hot.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1¼ lbs. ground round beef
  • ½ tsp. seasoned salt
  • ½ tsp. cracked black pepper

Directions

  • Lightly mix the ground round with salt and pepper and form into 4 evenly sized patties. Cook by your choice of the following methods.
  • On stovetop: Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for about 5 minutes per side for medium, turning once. Transfer burgers to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Let rest for 1 to 2 minutes to allow the juices to reabsorb. Serve hot.
  • To grill: Clean grill rack and lightly oil to prevent sticking. Preheat grill to medium-high. Cook for about 5 minutes per side for medium, turning once. Transfer burgers to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Let rest for 1 to 2 minutes to allow the juices to reabsorb. Serve hot. If using an indoor grill, follow manufacturer’s directions.
  • To broil: Clean broiler rack and lightly oil to prevent sticking. Set broiler rack 4" from heat source. Preheat broiler to medium-high. Cook for about 5 minutes per side for medium, turning once. Transfer burgers to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Let rest for 1 to 2 minutes to allow the juices to reabsorb. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories310
Total Fat22g
Saturated Fat4.5g
Cholesterol90mg
Sodium250mg
Total Carbohydrate0g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Protein28g