Classic Cheeseburger Recipe for your Griddle

Here's a classic cheeseburger recipe tailored for your griddle:


  • 1 pound ground beef (80/20 lean-to-fat ratio recommended)
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 slices of cheese (Cheddar, American, Swiss - your choice)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: Lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise


  1. Preheat the Griddle:

    • Preheat your griddle to medium-high heat.
  2. Prepare the Patties:

    • Divide the ground beef into 4 equal portions. Gently form each portion into a patty, ensuring they are slightly larger than the size of your buns to allow for shrinkage during cooking.
    • Season each patty generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. Griddle Cooking:

    • Place the burger patties on the preheated griddle. Let them cook for about 3-4 minutes on one side. Avoid pressing down on the patties, as this squeezes out the juices.
    • Flip the patties and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Place a slice of cheese on each patty during the last minute of cooking to allow it to melt.
  4. Prepare the Buns:

    • While the patties are cooking, lightly butter the insides of the burger buns.
    • Place the buns, buttered side down, on the griddle and toast them until they're lightly golden brown.
  5. Assemble the Cheeseburgers:

    • Place the cooked cheeseburger patties on the bottom half of the toasted buns.
    • Add your preferred toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard, or mayonnaise.
    • Top with the other half of the bun.
  6. Serve and Enjoy:

Serve the classic cheeseburgers hot and enjoy this timeless and flavorful meal right from your griddle! Adjust the toppings according to your preference for a personalized burger experience.