All-American Burgers

Prep: 5 min., Grill: 12 min.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Southern Living Cooking School

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  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon hamburger seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 (1-oz.) Cheddar or American cheese slices (optional)
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Toppings: cooked bacon slices, lettuce leaves, ketchup


  1. 1. Gently combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Shape mixture into 4 (4-inch) patties.
  2. 2. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium heat (300° to 350°) 4 to 6 minutes on each side or until beef is no longer pink in center, topping each burger with 1 cheese slice during last minute of cooking, if desired. Grill buns, cut-side down, 30 seconds. Remove from grill, and place burgers on bottom halves of buns; top with remaining bun halves. Serve with desired toppings.
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