Easy Back Yard Cheeseburgers

by | Nov 19, 2017 | Brian's Cookout Recipes, General, Grilling Techniques | 0 comments

When it comes to backyard barbecuing being able to cook a good burger is essential. I’ve learned over the years that keeping it simple is the way to go. I spent countless hours trying to come up with the perfect burger mix. After trying everything I could think of nothing really stood up to a fresh ground beef patty with just a pinch of salt. Here’s how to make them happen!



  • Flat iron griddle (with heat source)


  • 1 pound of 80/20 ground beef or even better 73/27
  • Salt
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Pickles
  • Hot peppers
  • Cheese
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Hamburger buns

Start off by dividing the meat into 4 equal portions. Form the portions into patty’s and season both sides with pinch of kosher or sea salt. Quarter pound patty’s work great to get a good sear without over cooking. Place them on a tray and stick them in the freezer. They need to sit in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. This gives you time to fire up your grill and to get it good and hot. After you light the coals or turn on the burners place the griddle directly over the heat. After the patty’s have been in the freezer for 30 minutes or more your ready to cook!


“Place them on the griddle and listen to them sizzle.”


  • Keep an eye on the griddle so you don’t burn them. After a minute check on your sear.

  • Flip when you have a good golden brown crust.

  • When the second side has a crust it’s time to add the cheese!

  • When the cheese starts to melt your all done with the cook! It’s good to have all of the toppings ready ahead of time and let your family and guests build their own.

I told you this was easy!

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