Place ground chuck, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Stir or use your hands to combine.
Form four patties that are about 3/4 inch thick.
Clean your grill. It is important to start with a clean grill. The burgers will taste better, the burgers will not stick, and it helps you make those pretty grill marks on your burger patty.
Set or moderate your temperature to cook the burgers on medium-low to medium heat. My preferred temperature is 350 degrees F. You can test the temperature with a Thermapen if your grill does not have a thermostat.
Place the patties on the grill. Once you have placed the patties on the grill try to turn them only once. The more often you turn the burgers the more likely you are to squeeze out the juices.
Burgers should cook for 6 to 8 minutes on each side. You can test the temperature of the patty by inserting a meat thermometer into the patty. Ground meat patties should reach a temperature of 160 degrees F.
Place a slice of cheese on top of each patty just before they are done so the cheese will be slightly melted.
Remove the patties from the grill.
Assemble your burger with your preferred toppings.