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Loaded Cheeseburger Recipe

This Cheeseburger is so simple to make and is loaded with cheese! @natashaskitchen

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These grilled cheeseburgers are plump and juicy and loaded with mozzarella. Making your own burgers using fresh ground beef just feels lighter on your stomach than store-bought (mystery meat) patties.

You can even use organic ground beef which is something that you’ll never get in a pre-made patty. P.S. We found organic beef to be the most reasonably priced at Costco. This cheeseburger recipe is easy to make and won’t disappoint.  

This Cheeseburger is so simple to make and is loaded with cheese! @natashaskitchen

Ingredients for the Cheeseburger Patties:

1.3 – 1.5 lbs ground chuck
1 Tbsp McCormick Grill Mates  “Montreal Steak Seasoning”
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 Tbsp A1 Steak Sauce

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Burger Toppings & Condiments:

4 buns, Lettuce, tomatoes, sautéed onions & mushrooms, cheese, pickles,  ketchup, mayo….whatever you like!

This Cheeseburger is so simple to make and is loaded with cheese! @natashaskitchen

How to Make 1/2 pounders:

Preheat the grill to medium/high.
1. Combine ground meat with 1 Tbsp steak seasoning, 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 2 Tbsp A1 steak sauce and mix well. Form 4 equal sized disks. Press them down to about 1/3″ thick and create an indentation with your thumb in the center of the patty to keep it from puffing up.

Here’s a tip: If your meat is very cold, you can mix everything in your Kitchen Aid so your hands don’t freeze.

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2. For medium-well done burgers, grill about 6 min on each side. Do not press the patties down or the juice will seep out. You can rotate the patties halfway on each side to get a criss-cross pattern.  Top with cheese during the last minute. Remove the burgers from heat and let them rest for a few minutes before serving. This way, the juices don’t all drain when you take a bite.

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3. I don’t think you need instructions on how to assemble the burger, but Vadim says there is a proper order (i.e. how he built burgers while working at Chilis Restaurant years ago): Bottom bun with dressing, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, burger patty topped with cheese and then the top bun with dressing.

Loaded Cheeseburger Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
This Cheeseburger is so simple to make and is loaded with cheese! @natashaskitchen
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1.3 - 1.5 lbs ground chuck
  • 1 Tbsp McCormick Grill Mates "Montreal Steak Seasoning"
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp A1 Steak Sauce

Other stuff for the burgers:

  • 4 buns Lettuce, tomatoes, sautéed onions & mushrooms, cheese, pickles, ketchup, mayo....whatever you like!

Instructions

Preheat the grill to medium/high.

  1. Combine ground meat with 1 Tbsp steak seasoning, 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 2 Tbsp A1 steak sauce and mix well. Form 4 equal sized disks. Press them down to about 1/3" thick and create an indentation with your thumb in the center of the patty to keep it from puffing up.
  2. For medium-well done burgers, grill about 6 min on each side. Do not press the patties down or the juice will seep out. You can rotate the patties halfway on each side to get a criss-cross pattern. Top with cheese during the last minute. Remove the burgers from heat and let them rest for a few minutes before serving. This way, the juices don't all drain when you take a bite.
  3. I don't think you need instructions on how to assemble the burger, but Vadim says there is a proper order (i.e. how he built burgers while working at Chilis Restaurant years ago): Bottom bun with dressing, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, burger patty topped with cheese and then the top bun with dressing.

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This Cheeseburger is so simple to make and is loaded with cheese! @natashaskitchen

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  • Natalya
    July 18, 2017

    They look delicious! What’s the best place to buy these buns? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 18, 2017

      Hi Natalya, they are so fun! My husband found the buns in the bakery section at a local grocery store called Rosauers and they were just called cheese buns I believe. Reply

      • Natalya
        July 19, 2017

        Thank you! I don’t think we have that grocery store, at Washington state, but will double check at Safeway or Freddy:) Getting ready for my daughter’s First birthday at Lake, and want to try to make them:) Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          July 19, 2017

          How fun! Happy first birthday to your daughter!! 🙂 Reply

          • Natalya
            July 20, 2017

            Thank you! 😃

        • Natalya
          July 20, 2017

          Should we sip some salt and black pepper, when we grill them, or maybe, when we make them, or Montreal steak seasoning have everything in it? Reply

          • Natasha
            natashaskitchen
            July 20, 2017

            Hi Natalya, that seasoning is very salty already without needing to add more salt or pepper. It has both ingredients in there already 🙂

  • Lana
    May 6, 2015

    This does look so good. Can’t wait to make them! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 7, 2015

      Thank you Lana, we made them at least three times last month :). Reply

  • anna nunes
    March 28, 2015

    Can I cook the burger in the oven instead… Reply

  • Cathy
    March 21, 2015

    I was hoping you had a gluten-free recipe for the beautiful buns! 🙂

    Well, if not those, do you have any bread recipes for gluten-free breads? Any for low-carb breads? I specifically need to stay more to the low-carb side, darn it! 🙁

    Love your site! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 21, 2015

      Sorry, I don’t have anything like what you are describing but my sister does have a recipe for a gluten free bread. I will see what I can do 🙂 Reply

  • Inna
    March 21, 2015

    Natasha, where did you buy the buns from and what kind are they? I hate the regular ones, so I wanted to make my own, but those look amazing!
    Thanks!
    the burger looks so yummy, I want it right now! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 21, 2015

      My husband found the buns in the bakery section at a local grocery store called Rosauers and they were just called cheese buns I believe. Reply

  • anna
    March 9, 2015

    these are so yummy! i made them yesterday and we froze the extra patties for later. me and my husband dont like thick patties so with this recipe, i ended up with 9 patties! lol more for later 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 9, 2015

      I’m so happy you loved the recipe! I think if my hubby made thinner patties, he’d probably put 2 or three in his burger ;). Thanks for sharing your great review 🙂 Reply

  • zhanna
    March 7, 2015

    Hi Natasha, would I be able to make the patties the night before and freeze them? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 7, 2015

      Yes and if it’s just the night before, you can put them on a platter and cover with plastic wrap then stick them into the fridge overnight. They refrigerate really well and I think you’ll have better results refrigerating rather than freezing. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 7, 2015

      Yes and if it’s just the night before, you can put them on a platter and cover with plastic wrap then stick them into the fridge overnight. They refrigerate really well too. Reply

  • Alana
    July 2, 2014

    Will be making this tmrw with grilled corn!:) yum!!!!;) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 3, 2014

      Ooooh grilled corn sounds so good right now too. I think I’ll add that to tomorrows menu. 🙂  Reply

      • alana
        July 3, 2014

        Hey girl do i add the shredded cheese into the meat? and add more on top when its done grilling? Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          July 3, 2014

          Yes and yes 🙂 Reply

          • alana
            July 3, 2014

            Thank u Natasha!!! MAking these as we speak! ILL LET U KNOW HOW THEY TURN OUT! AH CANT WAIT!!!!!!

          • Natasha
            natashaskitchen
            July 3, 2014

            I hope you love the burgers! 🙂

          • Alana
            July 3, 2014

            These were so juicy and delicious!!! Thank u for the recipe Vadim!!! Looking forward for more grilling recipes;);)

          • Natasha
            natashaskitchen
            July 3, 2014

            Vadim has more coming! I just read your comment to him and he lit up 🙂

  • Tania
    December 31, 2013

    We just bought a grill and I’m not a pro at using it, what temp do I grill the patties on? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 31, 2013

      Set it to medium/high. Grilling is so fun. I think you’ll love it! Is it still warm enough to grill where you are at? It’s freezing in Idaho 🙂 Reply

  • Elena
    April 24, 2012

    Natasha, Is Beef Chuck Steak the one you used. They have a huge variety of “chuck” meat at the store and since I don’t know that much about meat I had a hard time choosing one.. Thanks for your help. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 24, 2012

      I used meat that was allready ground and it just said ground chuck. If you want to grind your own, beef chuck steak will work fine.  Reply

  • Natasha
    natashaskitchen
    January 18, 2012

    You could probably do without it 🙂 Reply

  • Tanya
    May 8, 2011

    I seen on the Bobby Flay show that if you make an indentation in the middle of the patty prior to grilling, it will keep them from puffing up. Reply

    • Natasha
      May 8, 2011

      Thank you for the tip! I’ve already shared it with my hubby and we will be trying that! 🙂 Reply

      • Tanya
        May 10, 2011

        You’re welcome. Let me know how they turn out. 🙂 Reply

        • Natasha
          May 10, 2011

          Can’t wait to make fresh grilled burgers again – our bbq is neglected in winter 🙂 Reply

  • Anastacia
    December 27, 2010

    This looks delicious. Do you have any good steak recepies? Reply

  • June 22, 2010

    Dope! Looks restaurant quality. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2013

      Thank you Julia. Reply

  • svetlana
    May 31, 2010

    wow this looks amazing, seriously cheeseburgers are amongst my favorites, and most craved food, Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2013

      Especially when they are home made :). Reply

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