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Bacon Cheese Burgers

I know… I know

Why make your own burgers when there are so many frozen choices out there these days

My answer to that?

Because they just taste so much better!

I also believe if you have good quality meat you don’t need a lot of ingredients to get a fantastic tasting burger

That being said let’s start with the beef

(“Where’s the beef?” okay…showing my age now, someone will laugh at this)

I like to use 80% ground chuck as it has more flavor and yes, more fat.  Let’s face it, if you’re going to eat a burger it should be juicy and delicious

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Cover a sheet pan with wax paper that has been sprayed with cooking oil

I like to make things easy so I take a handful of meat and fill a 3/4 measuring cup

This equals 6 ounces of burger meat

Dump the meat in your hands and roll it between your palms until you have a uniform ball

Next flatten the ball between your palms and there you have it

A burger

Using your thumb make an indent in each patty

This will keep the burger from bulging up into a ball when it cooks

 Now for my secret weapon

You will need 1/2 cup of Worcestershire Sauce, 1 tablespoon of Gravy Master, kosher salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder

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Mix the liquids together and brush onto each burger, then sprinkle with the seasonings

You can flip and repeat now or wait until they’re in the pan

 Now you can certainly head out to the grill with these

Or you can cook them in a cast iron pan like I’m doing

There is something about the cast iron pan that just adds so much flavor

I hit mine with a little cooking spray and set it over medium heat

Once the pan starts smoking a bit, add in the burgers

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Now if you haven’t done so already you can brush this side and season it

Cook the burgers for around 6-8 minutes, then flip

It’s okay to have a nice char on them

 Cook another 4-6 minutes or until desired doneness

Top with your preferred cheese, we are using American

 Cover and cook another minute or until the cheese melts

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I like to butter and toast the rolls

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We are topping these with some bacon, lettuce and tomatoes

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Top them and add some ketchup if you desire

 Dig in!!!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Bacon Cheese Burgers

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

1.5 pounds of 80% ground chuck

1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce

1 tablespoon of Gravy Master

kosher salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder

cheese

rolls and toppings

Directions

Cover a sheet pan with wax paper that has been sprayed with cooking oil.  Fill a 3/4 measuring cup with meat and measure out 6 burgers.  Dump the meat in your hands and roll it between your palms until you have a uniform ball.  Next flatten the ball between your palms.  Using your thumb make an indent in each patty  This will keep the burger from bulging up into a ball when it cooks

Mix 1/2 cup of Worcestershire Sauce and 1 tablespoon of Gravy Master together and brush onto each burger, then sprinkle with kosher salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.  You can flip and repeat now or wait until their in the pan

Spray a cast iron pan with cooking spray and set it over medium heat.  Once the pan starts smoking a bit add in your burgers.  Cook the burgers for around 6-8 minutes, then flip. Cook another 4-6 minutes or until desired doneness.  Top with your preferred cheese, cover and cook another minute or until the cheese melts

Butter and toast the rolls, top with bacon lettuce and tomato

Tools used to make this recipe

Simply Bamboo Cutting Board

Lodge Cast Iron Pan

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