What better way to celebrate summer than a delicious, juicy bacon cheeseburger. A beautifully grilled burger with cheese melted perfectly, toasted buns and three slices of bacon on top. I tell you, it cannot get any better than… wait. Can it get better than that? How do you take such an American icon as a bacon cheeseburger and make it better? Well today, we are going to try. Instead of placing bacon on top of the burger why not place the bacon inside the burger?
I was finally able to convince the better half that I needed a grinder attachment for our Kitchen Aid. Yes, she let finally get one. Now to convince her that I need a chainsaw without her saying something about cutting an arm off or something like that. I was not really listening but whatever.
If you do not have a grinder, you can dice up the raw bacon but it still is not quite the same. Anyways, this burger is the best burger I have ever made at home. I hope you enjoy it as much and the boy, the girl and the other boy. Did I tell you teenagers eat a lot?
- 1 ½ lbs. ground beef ( I used 90% lean)
- 1 ½ lbs. ground bacon (use really good bacon)
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- More S&P
- Buns of your choice
- Cheese of your choice
- Melted butter
- Heat grill
- Mix ground beef, ground bacon, onion powder, garlic powder, Worcestershire Sauce, and 1 teaspoon each S&P. Now this will get messy but that’s ok. Get one of those evil teenagers to do it.
- Form into patties. Depending on the size of patties, the amount will vary. For sliders, you will have a lot. For ½ pounders… well you can do the math.
- Once grill is to desired heat, season the tops of your burgers with S&P and place seasoned side down on the grill. Season the top with S&P again
- Cook for about 4-5 minutes before flipping. Do not place or move around your burger. You want to form a nice crust on your burger.
- Flip burger and cook for 1-2 minutes. Then place your choice of cheese on top and cook for 1-2 minutes longer. We want to melt that cheese into gooey goodness.
- Remove from grill and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Let rest for 5 minutes
- Baste the inside of the buns with your melted butter and cook on the grill cut side down for 1-2 minutes depending on the heat of your grill.
- Assemble the burger with your choice of condiments and enjoy.
I have to say this was a blast to make and now that I have a meat grinder, I will never use store bought ground beef for my burgers. Thanks for stopping by and live, laugh, love & learn.