- Prep time
- 10 minutes PT10M
- Cook time
- 10 minutes PT10M
- 4 servings
The best hamburgers are often the simplest. Case in point: our signature Blue Cheese & Bacon Burger. A true classic, these ⅓-pound patties are grilled and topped with smoked bacon and crumbled blue cheese. Delicious!
- 1½ pounds ground beef
- Cracked black pepper to taste
- Sea salt to taste
- 8 slices smoked bacon
- ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
- 2 ripe tomatoes, sliced
- 4 green leaf lettuce leaves
- ½ small red onion, sliced into rings
- 4 hamburger buns
Season ground beef with cracked black pepper and sea salt; mix together but be careful to not overwork the meat. Form mixture into 4 evenly sized patties, then set aside on a plate.
Fry bacon over low heat until crispy. Rinse lettuce leaves in cool water, then pat dry. Slice red onion and tomatoes. Set these ingredients aside.
Heat grill to medium. Cook hamburger patties for 4-5 minutes per side, turning once. While the burgers are cooking, toast hamburger buns on the grill to add a little extra flavor.
Assemble your burger by placing the lettuce, tomato, red onion and bacon on the bottom half of the bun. Place the burger patty over the bacon, then finish with blue cheese. Add additional condiments as desired.
Techniques used in this recipe:
- If you are slicing a round object, cut a slice from the bottom to make it lie firmly. Use the pointed end of a chef's knife to puncture the skin and make the first cut. Hold the object being sliced with your fingers bent and cut vertical slices to the desired thickness. With each slice, move your fingers back to the width of the next slice. Dont cut yourself!
- fry: to cook in fat or oil over direct heat.
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