A quintessential burger topped with all the classic toppings.
1-1/4 lbs ground beef chuck
1-1/2 tsp kosher salt
3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Oil for brushing buns
4 buns, split
4 leaves Boston or iceberg lettuce
4 tomato slices
4 red onion slices
Ketchup, for serving
Mustard, for serving
Picklesk, for serving
Preheat grill to medium-high. In a large bowl, break up beef and season with salt and pepper. Form into four 4-1/2 inch patties, making an indentation in the center of each patty. Cook burgers on the grill, turning only once. Let burgers cook about 4-6 minutes each. Remove burgers from heat and allow them to rest 1-2 minutes. Measure patties with a meat thermometer to ensure an internal of 160° F is reached before enjoying. Brush cut side of buns lightly with oil and grill cut-side down until light golden brown. Put a burger on the bottom of each bun and top with lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard, pickles and bun top.
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