- 1-1/3 pounds ground beef
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
- Optional toppings: Lettuce leaves, sliced tomato, sliced onion, bacon and mayonnaise
- Shape ground beef into four 3/4-in.-thick patties. Just before grilling, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°, 5-7 minutes on each side. Top bun bottoms with burgers. If desired, serve with lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon and mayonnaise.
- Pan-Fried Burgers: In a large skillet, heat
1 Tbsp. butter or oil over medium heat. Add burgers; cook until a thermometer reads 160°, 6-8 minutes on each side.
Oven-Baked Burgers: Place beef patties on a
lightly greased baking sheet. Bake them at 350°
until thermometer reads 160°, 15-20 minutes, turning once.
Air-Fried Burgers: Place burgers in a single layer on tray in air-fryer basket. Air-fry at 350° until a thermometer reads 160°, 8-10 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.
1 burger: 265 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 495mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.