If you ever just want a classic American cheeseburger from scratch, this is my recipe with video!
Large Non-Stick Skillet
1 lb 80/20 ground beef
american cheese (or whatever melty cheese you prefer!)
any toppings you like, ex: Ketchup, mustard, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, egg, bacon, avocado, and on and on…)
Form wide flat patties by hand on a sheet of parchment paper, sprinkle on one side with salt and pepper, place patties in pan, sprinkle other side with salt and pepper, cook in a very hot pan for 3-4 minutes until a crust begins to form on one side of the burger, then flip, put cheese on to melt, and turn the heat off after a minute or two. Gather your sides, toppings and set the table, when ready, place the patty between a burger bun, top it and enjoy!