Mix ground beef, egg, salt, and pepper until evenly incorporated. It’s best to handle the meat as little as possible so mix and shape the patties as quickly as you can.
Divide meat into 4 equal patties, they will be just a little over 8 oz. Shape the patties.
Season with some salt and pepper on both sides and place them on a rimmed baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
Prepare either a gas or charcoal grill by creating two temperature zone fire so you have a hot side and a cool side just in case. (If burgers are thick, you may need to move them over to the cool side to finish cooking so they don’t char.)
Let the grill preheat on medium-high.
When ready to place burger patties on the grill, take them out of the refrigerator and use your fingers to make a well in each center, about half way deep.
Spray each patty with some cooking spay before placing it on the grill. Place them over direct heat.
Once on the grill, do not touch them again until ready to flip. Cook for 4 minutes (longer for more done burgers) and flip.
Cook for another 4 minutes and take them off the grill.
Let them rest for a few minutes before eating.
If adding the cheese: add a slice of cheese on top of each patty about 45 seconds before taking it off the grill.
Buns: place buns on the grill about a minute before taking the burgers off the grill.
How Long To Cook Burgers:
For medium-rare burgers – cook about 4 minutes per side. (130°-135°)For medium – cook about 5 minutes per side. (140°-145°)For medium well – cook about 6 minutes per side. (150°-155°)For well done – cook about 7 minutes per side. (160°-165°)NOTE: burger thickness will also effect exact time.
Disclaimer: Nutrition information shown is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate as most ingredients and brands have a slight variation.