It's summer and It's  Sunday, so at the Austin household, that means "slapping somethin' on the grill!" Of course I let my husband do the grillin', but we always use my Granny's simple recipe. This recipe is so easy and it's just a new way to make a cheeseburger,  but it is always juicy and delicious!


1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck (it has more fat - but it's juicer!)

4 ounces cheddar, cut into 4 slabs - or mix it up and use blue cheese!

Vegetable oil, for grates

Coarse salt and ground pepper

4 hamburger buns, lightly toasted - we use smaller buns, they tend to not "get in the way of the burger!"

Toppings, such as lettuce, tomato, red onion, bread-and-butter pickles, and mustard.


Divide beef into 4 portions, and form each into a ball. Insert a piece of cheese in the center of each ball, and flatten into 1-inch-thick patties, pinching beef to enclose cheese. ) Transfer to a plate; (Granny insists you do this next part) with thumb, make a shallow indentation in center of patties, making sure not to expose cheese.

Heat grill to high; lightly oil grates. Just before grilling, season patties with salt and pepper. Place on grill; cover, and cook to desired doneness. Let burgers rest 3 to 4 minutes; serve on buns with your favorite toppings.

Lip smackin' good!