Well, these burgers were winners!
I added cheese and brown sugar covered bacon to our burgers.
My family went nuts.
Brown sugar bacon is easy to whip up (and perfect for a lazy Saturday morning breakfast), but you know what? It’s amazing on a burger too.
This recipe makes four (half-pound) burgers.
2 pounds of ground beef
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
about 2 tablespoons of your favorite steak seasoning
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
8 pieces of bacon (2 per burger)
about ½ cup brown sugar or so
4 thick slices of pepper jack (or colby jack for less heat!) cheese
4 burger buns
Preheat your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan over medium-high heat. Also, preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
First, make your bacon. I like to place a cooling rack (the kind you use for cookies) on a baking sheet and then spray it with Pam for my bacon. Take each slice of bacon and sprinkle brown sugar all over. It’s not going to completely stick, but just rub and sprinkle a little on both sides of each piece. Place the bacon on your cookie sheet/cooling rack and repeat. Pop your bacon in the oven and bake about 20 minutes. The sugar will melt and coat the bacon and because it’s on the cooling rack, all sides of the bacon will crisp up.
Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine your ground beef, a few drizzles of EVOO, your steak seasoning and Worcestershire sauce together. Divide this mixture into four sections and make four patties (make sure to press down each patty a little in the center to avoid the “burger bulge” when they grill).
Add your burger patties to the grill and begin grilling (we do about 6 minutes or so each side). About two minutes before your patties are done, add a slice of cheese to each one. Melt the cheese and then prepare to assemble your burger. Bun plus cheesy patty plus two pieces of bacon and you’re done!
I’m telling you…this is such an amazing combination!! You have to try it tonight!