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The Basic Burger

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep time 6 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield 8 burgers
The Basic Burger is simply made up of salt, pepper, and lean ground chuck. Enhance the burger with your favorite toppings and toasted buns.

Ingredients

Nutrition Information

  • calories 385
  • fat 15 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • protein 39 g
  • carbohydrate 21 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 96 mg
  • sodium 608 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine chuck, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Gently blend with a fork. Use moistened hands to form 8 3/4-inch-thick patties.

  2. Grill or broil burgers over moderate heat (about 5 inches from heat source) on one side for 5 minutes. Carefully turn and cook on other side for about 4 minutes for medium-rare burgers. Serve on warm buns, topped as desired.

Also appeared in: All You, None, 2014, Get Ready for Summer Special;