When it comes to grilling for my family, I enjoy trying out new food and techniques. I’m constantly tinkering with the food that I’m making or with the amount of heat or smoke. I am one of those chefs who is unable to be satisfied. It doesn’t matter what I am cooking, steaks, pork chops, chicken breasts, and even your everyday cheeseburger recipe. 

While a regular cheeseburger can be good, I started to wonder what I could do to perfect the recipe. I tried everything to mix the cheese into the burger patty, to pre-made store-bought patties, even as far as putting them in the oven. I have toyed around with the techniques and have come to understand that my family has three perfect cheeseburger recipes that we go to almost weekly. 

This provides us enough of a change to a weekly meal that we don’t get too tired of it, and because we are using our Char-Broil Tru-Infrared 4-Burner Grill, it makes cleanup as simple as turning the grill burners. 

Char-Broil Grill

Throughout my quest for the perfect cheeseburger recipe, I have discovered a few tips to help make your burger-making experience better when you head to the grill. I start by hand-making my cheeseburger patties from a pound of beef. You can either make 3 1/3 pound patties or 4 1/4 pound patties based on how big you like your burgers. To prevent the burgers from sticking to the grill, I spray it down with Canola Oil once it is pre-heated. I also melt the cheese onto the cheeseburgers while I toast the buns inside down on the grill. 

Cheeseburger on the grill

The Perfect Cheeseburger Recipe

The Ranch Burger, Lawry’s Seasoned Burgers, and the Make-Ahead Burgers are perfect for changing up your weekly cheeseburgers. The “Make Ahead” cheeseburgers are perfect for making 2-3 days ahead of time and keeping the patties refrigerator until you are ready!

Ranch Cheeseburgers Recipe

Ranch Cheeseburgers with Hidden Valley Ranch Dip
  1. Pre-Heat Grill to 450 degrees
  2. Hand mix the pack of ranch seasoning and ground beef in a mixing bowl.
  3. Roll the ground beef into 4 meatballs (or 3 if you prefer 1/3 lb patties)
  4. Place meatballs on a sheet of aluminum foil
  5. Fold the aluminum foil over and press the meatball down into pattie shape.
  6. Turn burners on grill down to low heat and spray grates with canola oil to prevent sticking. 
  7. Place burgers on grill flipping every 4-5 minutes until they are cooked to your desired doneness. 
  8. Place sliced cheese on top of the burger. 
  9. Split buns and place inside part of buns on the grill. 
  10. Once the cheese is melted and buns are toasted remove from the grill.
  11. Top with your favorite cheeseburger toppings and enjoy.

Lawry’s Seasoned Hamburgers Recipe

Handmade Hamburger Patty with Lowery's Seasoning
  1. Pre-Heat Grill to 450 degrees
  2. Hand mix the Lawry’s Seasoning Salt, Worcester Sauce, and ground beef
  3. Roll the ground beef into 4 meatballs (or 3 if you prefer 1/3 lb patties)
  4. Place meatballs on a sheet of aluminum foil
  5. Fold the aluminum foil over and press the meatball down into pattie shape.
  6. Turn burners on the grill down to low heat and spray grates with canola oil to prevent sticking.
  7. Place burgers on grill flipping every 4-5 minutes until they are cooked to your desired doneness. 
  8. Place sliced cheese on top of the burger. 
  9. Split buns and place inside part of buns on the grill. 
  10. Once the cheese is melted and buns are toasted remove from the grill.
  11. Top with your favorite cheeseburger toppings and enjoy.

Make-Ahead Burgers Recipe (Courtesy of Cassy Joy Garcia’s Cook Once Eat All Week)

  • 1lb of Ground Beef
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of Coconut Aminos
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Pre-Heat Grill to 450 degrees
  2. Hand mix the coconut aminos, dijon mustard, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, and ground beef
  3. Roll the ground beef into 4 meatballs (or 3 if you prefer 1/3 lb patties)
  4. Place meatballs on a sheet of aluminum foil
  5. Fold the aluminum foil over and press the meatball down into pattie shape.
  6. Turn burners on the grill down to low heat and spray grates with canola oil to prevent sticking.
  7. Place burgers on grill flipping every 4-5 minutes until they are cooked to your desired doneness. 
  8. Place sliced cheese on top of the burger. 
  9. Split buns and place inside part of buns on the grill. 
  10. Once the cheese is melted and buns are toasted remove from the grill.
  11. Top with your favorite cheeseburger toppings and enjoy.
The Perfect Cheeseburger Recipe

Cheeseburger Techniques for Best Results

  • Hand make your patties (how I hand make my patties are listed in each of the following recipes)
  • Spray grill with canola oil once it is pre-heated to prevent sticking
  • Melt the cheese on your burger for 1 minute before pulling off the grill.
  • Toast the buns to add to a slight crunch to your cheeseburger
3 Perfect Cheeseburger Recipes

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