Grilled Cheeseburger Recipe

Sometimes, simple is good. Simple is delicious. Simple is adding a cheese slice to your grilled burger, making it just… Perfect!

Everyone has different tastes in burgers, but there are a few key ingredients make it complete. The beef used to make the patty should be 80% meat and 20% fat, and your burger’s buns and toppings should be fresh. Lettuce is a must, and adding a few pickles can bring the extra flavor.

It then all comes down to the sauces. For a grilled cheeseburger, the fewer sauces, the better because you don’t want them to overpower the taste of cheese. Finally, for the star of the show, anything that melts and is gooey is good enough to be added to your burger.

There are two ways to make a grilled cheeseburger: You can use the same old brioche buns or opt for sourdough slices. The former has a little bit of thickness, so we suggest that you place at least two cheese slices in your burger. As for the latter, it’s better to go two because the more, the better. Why not?

Grilled Cheeseburger Recipe

Now that you know the basics of a grilled cheeseburger, let’s take a look at the different ways to make it:

Classic Grilled Cheeseburger

First up is a classic grilled cheeseburger. It can be made on the stovetop or grill on your skillet or grill pan. This is one of the easiest beef cheeseburger recipes because it does not require much. You will find all the ingredients in your fridge and pantry. As for the cheese, if you don’t have yellow, you can use white instead. Make sure to turn the grill’s heat to medium, and the patty’s inner temperature should be 135°F.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Total Time: 25 Minutes

Servings: 6


For Burgers

  • Ground Beef: 2 Pounds
  • Garlic: 2 Cloves (Minced)
  • Onion: 2 Tablespoons (Minced)
  • Worcestershire Sauce: 2 Tablespoons
  • Smoked Paprika: ½ Tablespoon
  • Ground Pepper: 1½ Teaspoons
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon
  • Hamburger Buns: 6
  • Thick Cheddar Cheese Slices: 12

Burger Toppings

  • Ketchup
  • Mayo
  • Mustard
  • Lettuce
  • Red Onions (Sliced)
  • Tomatoes (Sliced)
  • Pickles (Sliced)


Prepare the Meat

  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the burger to make the patty. Use a spatula to mix the meat thoroughly.
  • Make sixpatties with 1-inch thickness and leave a shallow impression in the middle.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Cook the Patties

  • Turn the grill to medium and brush the grates with oil.
  • Cook on one side for 5 minutes and the other for 3 minutes.
  • Place two cheese slices on top and allow them to melt.

Assemble the Burger

  • Layer the bottom half of your bun with mayo.
  • Place the cheese-covered patty on it and add your toppings.
  • Drizzle a little bit of ketchup and mustard and cover with the top bun.

Grilled Yellow Cheese Burger

The slightly tangy flavor of sourdough bread and yellow cheese make this burger/sandwich extra delicious. Yes, this grilled cheeseburger is made a little differently and does not contain your standard brioche buns.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Total Time: 40 Minutes

Servings: 2


  • Sourdough Bread: 8 Thin Slices
  • Sharp Yellow Cheese: 12 Slices
  • Butter: 2 ½ Tablespoons
  • Lean Ground Beef: ¾ Pound
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon
  • Black Pepper: ½ Teaspoon
  • Bacon: 4 Strips
  • Tomato: 1 (Sliced)
  • Avocado: 1 (Sliced)
  • Barbeque Sauce


Toast the Sourdough Slices

  • Butter your sourdough slices and place a slice of yellow cheese in between. Make sure that the buttered sides are facing out.
  • Turn the heat to medium and place the cheese sandwich in the pan. Cook for 3 minutes on each side until the slices have turned slightly golden.

Prepare Burgers

  • Addsalt and pepper and mix in the ground beef in a bowl.
  • Make twopatties and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the grill and cook the burgers for 8 minutes on each side.
  • Place two cheese slices on the burger and allow them to melt.

Assemble the Burger

  • Place a patty on your grilled cheese sandwich and top it with bacon, slicedtomato, and avocado.
  • Drizzle barbeque sauce on top and cover the burger with the other grilled cheese sandwich.

Grilled Chicken Cheese Burger

If you don’t like beef, you can make a grilled cheeseburger with chicken too. Instead of using minced chicken, we suggest you opt for a chicken fillet. You can also coat the fillet in egg and flour to give it a crispy touch.

Fair Warning: This recipe is a little spicy, so if you can’t handle the heat, skip the cayenne pepper sauce.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Total Time: 50 Minutes

Servings: 4


Spicy Sauce

  • Mayonnaise: 7 Tablespoons
  • Cayenne Pepper Sauce: 2 Tablespoons
  • Sour Cream: 1 Tablespoon
  • Ketchup: 1 Tablespoon
  • Pickled Jalapeño: 1 Tablespoon Diced
  • Dijon Mustard: 1 Teaspoon
  • Worcestershire Sauce: 4 Dashes


  • Cayenne Pepper Sauce: 2 Tablespoons
  • Olive Oil: 1 Tablespoon
  • Chicken Seasoning: 2 Tablespoons
  • Chicken Breast Fillets: 4
  • Bacon: 8 Slices
  • Cheese: 4 Slices
  • Brioche Burger Buns: 4
  • Lettuce: 1 (Sliced)
  • Avocados: 1 (Sliced)
  • Tomato: 4 Slices
  • Red Onion: 8 Rings
  • Pickled Jalapeño: 8


Make the Sauce

  • In a bowl, add mayonnaise, cayenne pepper sauce, sour cream, ketchup, pickled jalapeño, Dijon mustard,and Worcestershire sauce, and mix well.
  • Refrigerate until use.

Prepare the Meat

  • In a tray, place the chicken fillets and rub them in the cayenne pepper sauce, chicken seasoning,and olive oil.
  • Use a mallet to flatten the fillets and divide them into fourequal parts

Cook the Fillets

  • In a griddle pan, place the fillets and cook on high heat for 8 minutes on each side.
  • Just before removing, place the cheese slices on top and leave them for a minute or until they melt.

Cook the Bacon

  • Remove the chicken fillets from the pan and place them on a plate.
  • Add your bacon to the grill and cook for 4 minutes on each side, until crispy.
  • Place the brioche buns on the grill and toast them for a minute oneach side.

Assemble the Burger

  • Layer the bottom half of the bun with the spicy sauce, place the patty on it and top it with red onion, tomato, bacon, avocado, lettuce,and jalapeños.
  • Drizzle a little bit of sauce on top and cover the burger with the other half of the bun.

Final Thoughts

Just because these recipes have the word grilled in them does not mean that you have to fire up your grill. You can make the patties on your stovetop on a grate or in a frying pan. The real star of your cheeseburger is the cheese. So, buy a couple in different flavors and experiment with the sauces you have sitting in your fridge.