Homemade Classic Beef Hamburger Recipe

Homemade Classic Beef Hamburger Recipe

How To Make Homemade Classic Beef Hamburger

Hamburgers are definitely a crowd favorite. Skip the takeout and whip up your own classic beef hamburger with our recipe, cooked and seasoned in your own way!

Preparation: 35 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Rest Time: 5 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 12ozground beef
  • kosher salt,to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 2slicescheese,such as swiss, cheddar, or American, optional
  • 2hamburger buns
  • topping,of your choice, for serving


  1. Divide the beef into 2 patties, each about ¾-inch thick and 3½ inches in diameter.

  2. Transfer the patties to a plate or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  3. Remove the patties from the fridge and season on both sides with salt and pepper.

  4. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil to the pan and swirl to evenly coat.

  5. Place the patties in the skillet and cook the first side for 5 minutes, undisturbed, until a brown crust forms.

  6. Flip the patties, top each with a slice of cheese (optional).

  7. Cook for about 5 minutes more for medium-well doneness, undisturbed until the patties are browned on the other side, the cheese is melted, and the meat is cooked through.

  8. Remove the patties from the pan and transfer to a clean cutting board. Let rest for about 5 minutes.

  9. Place the burger patties on buns and serve with preferred toppings and sauces.

  10. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 726.23kcal
  • Fat: 52.09g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.16g
  • Trans Fat: 2.39g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.83g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.16g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.91g
  • Fiber: 1.07g
  • Sugar: 2.76g
  • Protein: 40.16g
  • Cholesterol: 149.33mg
  • Sodium: 576.34mg
  • Calcium: 295.61mg
  • Potassium: 543.75mg
  • Iron: 4.86mg
  • Vitamin A: 80.64µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.55mg
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