Bacon, Onion and Cheese Stuffed Burger
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Recipe type: dinner
Cuisine: grilling
Serves: 4
  • 1½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (I used Frank's Red Hot)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 strips bacon, diced
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 burger buns
  • Lettuce, tomato, pickles, etc., for garnish
  1. Preheat grill to medium. In a bowl combine beef, garlic, hot sauce, salt and pepper, to taste, being careful not to over mix. Warm a skillet over medium heat and fry bacon until crispy. Remove 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, if needed, then form 8 even thin patties, about ½-inch thick and set aside. Saute onions in bacon fat in skillet until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Place onions and bacon in a bowl with cheese. Form a spoonful of bacon/onion/cheese mixture into a ball, then place in the center of 4 patties (or just spoon it on top like I did). Top each with another patty and seal the edges WELL. Grill burgers over medium-high heat, flipping once until desired doneness is reached, approximately 4 minutes each side for medium. Serve on hamburger buns with garnishes of your choice.
  3. Alternative: In a medium skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat, sear the burgers 4 minutes on each side.
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