Perfect Cheeseburger

Perfect Cheeseburger
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  • Ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard
  • Sliced pickles
  • Sliced tomato
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • For garnishes::
  • 4 (4-inch) hamburger buns, split
  • 8 slices American, cheddar, or Swiss cheese (about 6 ounces)
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • Kosher salt
    • Vegetable oil, for oiling the grill
    • 1 ½ pounds ground chuck (15 to 20 percent fat content)
    • For the burgers::

Divide the meat into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into an even 1/2-inch-thick patty that is about 1 inch wider in diameter than the hamburger buns. Using your thumb, make a shallow 1-1/2-inch wide indentation in the center of each patty. Transfer the patties to a plate and refrigerate whi...

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