Easy Eats with Chef K-Mac: Classic cheeseburgers

Kyle McCallum is bringing you Black Squirrel Radio’s Easy Eats with Chef K-Mac for Friday, Feb 26, 2010.

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

2 teaspoons steak seasoning blend

4 hamburger buns, split

4 slices cheese (such as cheddar, American, Swiss, etc.)

4 lettuce leaves

4 tomato slices

Toppings: Ketchup, mustard, onion slices, pickles

1. Combine ground beef and steak seasoning in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 3/4-inch thick patties.

2. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 13 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 13 to 14 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160 F, turning occasionally. About two minutes before burgers are done, place buns, cut sides down, on grid. Grill until lightly toasted. During last minute of grilling, top each burger with cheese slice.

3. Line bottom of each bun with lettuce leaf; top with tomato slice, burger, and toppings, as desired. Close sandwiches.

Makes 4 servings.

Preparation and cooking time: 25 to 30 minutes.