The Classic Flame-Grilled Burger

hamburger grilled on an open flame

The Classic Flame-Grilled Burger

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes


1 people

This Classic Flame-Grilled Burger is just one of the regional burgers in the Rattan Direct series of Classic American Burger recipes!

Made simple, with a toasted, fluffy bun, ground sirloin, and melty cheese, this burger is the one we always come back to, with love.

Click here to see how to make the Classic Flame-Grilled Burger and 3 of our other Classic American Burgers.


All Classic American Burgers come from one starting point; 1/4 lb high quality minced steak with 20% fat, per burger. Mixed with black pepper to form a coherent mass and shaped into balls. Use large soft white buns. Seeds are optional. Toast the buns on the inner surfaces only.

  • 1/4 lb burger mix (high-quality minced steak with 20% fat, black pepper)
  • 1 slice cheese
  • As desired, Iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • As desired, condiments of choice


  • 1 Light the barbecue for direct grilling above the coals. You want them hot so cook once the coals are showing 50% grey ash.
  • 2 Press the ball of burger meat into a chef’s ring for a uniform thickness and shape.
  • 3 Grill the burger for about 5 minutes on each side, turning halfway.
  • 4 After turning, add a slice of cheese to the burger.
  • 5 Toast the buns on the inner sides only.
  • 6 Slather with mayo. Top with lettuce and onion, and then the burger.



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