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How To Make A Great Cheeseburger

Updated on January 10, 2013


Over the years I have eaten more than a few hamburgers and of those a significant number have been cheeseburgers. There is something about the combination of beef and cheese that is almost primal.

There are a few restaurants that over the years have made a hamburger worthy of eating; something that was not fast food but a real taste treat and not something that a drive-thru had on the menu.

However, by far the best burger and cheese burger that I have ever tasted is the one that I cooked myself.

Now your basic burger is not that difficult to prepare, and anyone who wants to learn to cook needs a recipe for a basic burger; after all, at the burger entry level all you need is ground beef, some cheese, and a bun or two; plus whatever toppings you like, and you have your own homemade cheeseburger. This burger will still be better than what you get in most fast food places and it will be cheaper.

Once you have mastered this basic recipe:

1 lb ground beef

4 slices cheese, Swiss or cheddar

4 hamburger buns

Mustard, relish, onions, ketchup pickles whatever does it for you.


Divide hamburger into 4 equal portions

Form portions into patties

Place in frying pan on medium heat

Cook on one side for 4 minutes


Cook on other side 4 minutes

Toast buns if desired

Place bun on plate

Add burger patty and sliced cheese and toppings of yoru choice;

You can add the cheese directly to the patty while it is the frying pan for melting purposes. Do this in the last 90 seconds of cooking the patty,

You can move onto the cheeseburger supreme.

Cheeseburgers Supreme;

1 lb extra lean ground beef

4 whole wheat Kaiser rolls

Extra old cheddar cheese sliced

Romaine lettuce

Soya sauce, favourite hot sauce to taste.

Dijon mustard,

4 slices of Spanish onion

4 slices tomato beefsteak preferred.

Black pepper to taste.

1 tsp butter


I use a cast iron frying pan to make burgers and many other dishes. The cast iron pan gets hot and cooks quick and deep.

Put extra lean ground beef into bowl; add soya sauce, hot sauce, black pepper, mix. Use your hands it’s fun and squishy.

Form mix into four equal patties.

Place butter into frying pan turn on medium

When butter melts add patties

Slice cheese, use as much as you want.

Cook patties four minutes, flip,

Cook 2 ½ minutes add cheese.

Cook another 1 ½ minutes

Slice Kaiser Rolls

Add lettuce and tomato

Place patty on bun

Add mustard and onion.


You can serve with a side salad.

Now this is a cheeseburger that is worth eating; it may cost a buck or two more than the basic model but it is oh so worth the expense. What’s more you can make this whole meal in fewer than 20 minutes.

If you can prepare both these versions you not only have a quick meal for regular evening, the basic version but you also have a fancy meal for a special evening.

Perhaps even more importantly, you now can cook and are well on yoru way to food freedom.

great frying

Bob Ewing photo, if you want to cook a great burger cheese or otherwise this is the pan.
Bob Ewing photo, if you want to cook a great burger cheese or otherwise this is the pan.

pretty good


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  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    6 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome, enjoy.

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    cait d 

    6 years ago

    iam going to try it i bet it is good thanks for the recipes

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    Sounds like a tasty burger nick, thanks for commenting.

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    7 years ago


    I just made and ate two of the best burgers ive ever had

    i mixed the red onions onions, cayenne pepper, worstishire sauce and black pepper into the extra lean mince meat. I also used some guacamole, ketchup, mayo and lettuce.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome,enjoy.

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    luce price 

    7 years ago

    i loooooooooooooooooooove it its kinda perfect .

    i mean i am a burger fan and i am still suprised i'm not getting fat , its probably because of your healthy burgers , thanks Bob!!

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    8 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome/

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    joey robson-carteer 

    8 years ago

    hi bob i love the burgers i make them once a week they are a good thing 2 make on a sunday thank you

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    9 years ago from New Brunswick

    Mayra thanks for dropping by.

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    Mayra Mejia 

    9 years ago

    I'm getting hungry just about now Bob! There's nothing better than a home cooked burger with cheese. Yummy!

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    9 years ago from New Brunswick

    There are indeed times when a cheeseburger is perfect. Thanks for stopping by.

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    9 years ago from Spokane, WA

    Great recipes. Quite often I just have a craving for a big homemade cheeseburger.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    9 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by.

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    9 years ago

    Thanks Bob.Your recipies are just fantastic.They are so excellent that i could not resist on eating on the other and they are so so excellent that i can't even describe it in words

    rucha from gorakhpur

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    alan smith 

    9 years ago

    you guys know how to make a flat, non-sticky cheese slice? Mine are OK, but don't have that shiny, dry surface. Thanks! Alan

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    Happy you liked it. Thanks for sharing.

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    10 years ago from MA, USA

    Had the Supreme last night for dinner with all the extra fixings on the Kaiser roll. Ymmm Ymmm Grrrreat!

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    Blogit, you are most welcome, ZB, hot peppers certainly and fries no self-respecting cheeseburger appears in public without fries. SirD thanks and Patty, thanks for the kind words and the link.

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    Patty Inglish MS 

    10 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

    I listed this Hub on my hub about Honey. I think it's very good, especially if people can smell the food while reading!

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    10 years ago

    I could almost smell the beef frying as I read this hub. Very well done and a great recipe.

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    Zsuzsy Bee 

    10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

    Bob! Can I have mine with hot peppers please? And fries on the side. A cheese burger is not a cheeseburger without them there fries.

    Great hub again regards Zsuzsy

  • blogit2050 profile image


    10 years ago from india

    im gonna try it....thanks alot....sir

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    Agreed, home is the best and most affordable restuarant around, once we had victory gardens now we need survival gardens. when you gotta you gotta, hot dog!

  • marisuewrites profile image


    10 years ago from USA

    Hot Dog!! (couldn't resist)   =))  I do love a burger and with beefsteak tomatoes and extra old cheddar  THIS SOUNDS SO GOOD !!  thanks bob,

    here's to 'FOOD FREEDOM' I love that phrase. With economics in the toilet...we all need to eat at home, which is the best restaurant in town!!

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    Peppers and onions are great with a burger. I like mine well done. Thanks for stopping by.

  • jim10 profile image


    10 years ago from ma

    I love burgers. I prefer them over the grill and usually mix in a few spices. I learned somewhere that it if you like thick burgers it is a good idea to make a little indent in the middle so it doesn't plump up too much in the middle. My grandmother used to make them in a griddle though with peppers and onions. That always came out great. I like my burger medium rare so that it is decently pink on the inside maybe even a little red. I hate overcooked burgers. Lot's of restaurants now refuse to give me anything less than medium so I say forget it. I will definitely try out the burger supreme.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome Dottie, burgers are delicious and so simple to prepare.

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    Katherine Baldwin 

    10 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Bob, I agree. Burgers are great! They're a fabulous way to embark upon your culinary education. Who doesn't love burgers?

  • Dottie1 profile image


    10 years ago from MA, USA

    The Cheeseburger Supreme with all the additions on a Kaiser roll, now thats yummy! Thanks for the recipe and thanks too for the reason why you use the cast iron pan.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    I make these about twice a month, thanks for the visit.

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    Susan Keeping 

    10 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

    Sounds good, I'll have to try it one day.


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