1 pound ground beef
8 tablespoons shredded American or cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
Optional: Tomato slices, onion slices, lettuce
Shape beef into 8 thin patties. Divide cheese among 4 patties; top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear, 6-8 minutes on each side. Serve on buns with toppings of your choice.