Sunday, September 4, 2011

50/50 Beef Bacon Burger


This weekend being Labor Day weekend and everyone is barbequing, it only seemed right to share with you this amazing burger.

It was first introduced to us by one of our best friends, Uncle Kitty, my bestie YaYa's husband.  Well after making them a few times the burger recipe has been perfected and I am in awe of the deliciousness of this amazing carnivorous treat!!!  With 1/4 pound of beef and a 1/4 pound of bacon in every burger, it is unbelievably flavorful on its own.  You absolutely have to give it a try!  No spices, no special recipes...  Just 2 ingredients and fire (the grill).  The fifty fifty burger!

We love these burgers and enjoyed them on movie night, followed by a fantastic viewing of "To Kill a Mockingbird".   Great movie and fabulous burger!!

50/50 Beef Bacon Burger
1 pound thick cut bacon
1 pound 93% lean beef
8 hamburger buns
butter, melted
4 cheese slices
toppings (lettuce, tomato and onion)

Preheat oven to 375°.

On a baking sheet with a 1/2" to 3/4" lip line up bacon.  Do not let the slices overlap.  Bake for 10-15 minutes until the bacon is partially cooked.  Remove and place on a cooling rack with a cookie sheet under it to catch the grease (or onto paper towels).
Once bacon is drained and cool enough to to handle, place on cutting board and dice bacon or cut with kitchen shears.

Mix bacon and beef well.  Form into 4 patties, not too thick or they will not cook evenly.

Place patties on grill, make sure they are not touching.  Grill for 3 to 5 minutes on each side until done to your preference. 


Top with cheese for the last few minutes, and grill your buns by brushing with butter and putting on the grill until toasted with grill marks.  Serve with your favorite toppings, we chose lettuce, tomato and onion.


Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com

16 comments:

  1. Bacon in a burger, I'm sold!
    I've never "baked" my bacon - I'm forever burning myself with the spattering grease when cooking it on the stovetop.

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  2. As much as I've heard about these burgers, how it is that I haven't tried them? They sound delicious. (I want a movie night! Let's kick the boys out of the house and do that soon.)

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  3. Lynne - I highly recommend the oven or the microwave. I am far to dangerous to fry bacon... They don't call me 'Grace' for nothin'. ; ) Seriously though, less mess and better bacon. I had a metal cooling rack that inserted into my cookie sheet, that is perfect to use. The fat drains right into the pan (so I can scrape it up for cooking later).

    BFITK - That sounds like a fantastic idea! Boys at your house, movie at mine?

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  4. Oh that sounds just about perfect - brilliant!
    Mary

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  5. Awesome, and to make it even better you can top it with more bacon:)

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  6. My husband would lose his mind over this!

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  7. What a burger.Feast for the eyes..and mouth(when I make them):)

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  8. The title of this post made me gasp. In a good way! We often add a slice of bacon to our burgers but I've never tried adding the bacon to the patty itself. One thing about burgers is that it needs some fat for flavour so adding streaky bacon can only be a good thing!

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  9. Bacon should be called ba-king, its the king of flavor and these burgers look mighty tasty!
    Thanks for sharing..

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  10. Feast for the eyes. Looks great, got me craving for a king sized bacon burger :)

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  11. This looks absolutely yummy...I should try this soon...Thanks for the recipe dear...

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  12. This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it!

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  13. Oh my goodness - these sound insanely good...I should surprise my husband with these next weekend. He would love this!

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  14. This is absolutely genius! I know I will be making this for the 4th!

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