1 pound of ground beef
2 cloves of minced garlic
2 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of black pepper
½ teaspoon of dried basil
4 slices of sharp Cheddar cheese
4 buns


Heat the grill to high. Mix everything together except for the buns and the cheese. Grill 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until done. For a juicy burger, do not press down on the burgers while cooking. Brush the buns with a bit of olive oil and add to the grill to toast. Place the cheese on the burgers during the last minute of cooking. Serve on the toasted buns with the condiments of your choice.

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