How Many Calories in a Cheeseburger?
Stop for a minute and think about your favorite cookout food. Is it juicy and delicious? Perfectly smoky and slightly charred? Topped with gooey, melted cheese? It’s hard to beat the taste of a good old-fashioned cheeseburger — but eat too many and the calories can really add up.
There are a lot of factors that go into determining the number of calories in your cheeseburger (how lean your ground beef is, whether you top your burger with anything, and what kind of bread you’re serving it on, to name a few). Since each cheeseburger is unique (and quarter-pound cheeseburgers range anywhere from 400 to 700 calories), we created a quick cheat sheet (based on average calorie counts for some of the higher-calorie components of your burger) to help you determine how yours stacks up.
Quarter pound all-beef patty (90% lean)
Store-bought hamburger bun
1 slice of American cheese
1 1-ounce slice of Cheddar cheese
1 1-ounce slice of Swiss cheese
1 tablespoons of ketchup
1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.