If you like bacon cheeseburgers, then this recipe if for you. Take all the best toppings and stuff them inside the burger, to get a tasty, tangy surprise in every bite. Not only is it easier to eat than a traditional burger with lots of toppings, but it’s more fun too!
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. hot sauce
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 strips bacon, diced
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
4 burger buns
Lettuce, tomato, pickles for garnish
- Preheat grill to medium.
- In a bowl, combine beef, garlic, hot sauce, salt and pepper, to taste, (be careful not to over mix).
- Warm a skillet over medium heat and fry bacon until crispy. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
- Keep heat on skillet and fry a pinch of the beef in the bacon fat to test seasoning.
- Adjust seasoning in the raw beef mixture, if needed, then form 8 even thin patties, about 1/2-inch thick and set aside.
- Saute onions in bacon fat in skillet until tender, 5 minutes.
- Place onions and bacon in a bowl with cheese.
- Form a spoonful of bacon-cheese mixture into a ball, then place in the center of 4 patties.
- Top each with another patty and seal the edges.
- Grill burgers over medium-high heat, flipping once until desired doneness is reached, approximately 4 minutes each side for medium. (Alternative: In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, sear the burgers 4 minutes on each side.)
- Serve in buns with garnishes.
Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:
- I would have preferred that the stuffing mixture was added in more of a thin layer, and not a ball, so that I would get some of it in every bite.
- Mix together a few of your favorites cheeses to add some more flavor to this burger.
- If you aren’t a fan of hot sauce, then leave it out and serve it as a dipping sauce.
Yield: 4 stuffed burgers
Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com, recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson, Show: Cooking for Real, Episode: Burger Bash