Kids'-Menu Burgers

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 cup frozen crinkle-cut french fries

1 1/2 pounds ground beef, preferably chuck

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Vegetable oil, for the grill 

4 slices American cheese

4 hamburger buns, split

Ketchup, for spreading

Directions

  1. Preheat a grill to medium high. Prepare the french fries as the label directs; keep warm. 
  2. Form the beef into four 6-ounce patties, about 3/4 inch thick; press the center of each patty with your thumb to make a 1/2-inch-deep indentation. Season the patties on both sides with salt and pepper. Lightly brush the grill grates with the vegetable oil, then grill the patties, indentation-side up, until marked on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Flip and cook until marked and slightly firm, about 3 more minutes for medium doneness. During the last minute of grilling, top each patty with a slice of cheese. Remove the patties to a plate and let rest 5 minutes. Grill the buns, cut-side down, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. 
  3. Spread the bun bottoms with ketchup and top with the burger patties and french fries. Cover with the bun tops. 

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