Yield: about 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground sirloin
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 or 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 slices cheddar or Swiss cheese (optional)
  • 4 perfect burger buns, split
  • Sliced tomato for serving
  • Sliced onion, for serving
  • Torn lettuce for serving
  • Sliced dill pickle for serving
  • Ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard or other condiments of your choice for serving
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    Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. In a large bowl, mix together the beef, yellow onion, garlic, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Form the mixture into 4 patties, each about ¾-inch thick with an indentation in the center.

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    Grill the hamburgers directly over medium-high heat, turning once, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Check for doneness by cutting into a hamburger near the center or testing with an instant-read thermometer. For a well done burger, no pink should show on the inside, and the internal temperature should register at least 160°F on an instant-read thermometer. If making cheeseburgers, place a slice of cheese on top of each hamburger during the last 3 minutes of cooking.

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    During the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking, toast the hamburger buns, cut side down, on the grill. Serve the hamburgers on burger buns with toppings and condiments as desired.