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classic bacon cheeseburger

Recipe details:

classic bacon cheeseburger

what you need

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 pounds ground chuck (80% lean)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • 6 leaves crisp lettuce
  • 6 slices tomato
  • Ketchup (optional)
  • Mustard (optional)
  • Weber grill

here's how

  1. In large sauté pan over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp, 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally. Transfer bacon onto paper towels to drain.
  2. Gently shape ground chuck into 6 burgers of equal size and thickness, each about 3/4 inches thick. Season both sides of burgers with salt and pepper. With your thumb or the back of a spoon, make a shallow indentation about 1 inch wide in center of each patty so centers are about 1/2 inch thick. This will help patties cook evenly and prevent them from puffing on Weber grill.
  3. Prepare grill for direct cooking over direct high heat (450° to 550°F).
  4. Brush cooking grates clean. Grill burgers over direct high heat, with lid closed as much as possible, until cooked to medium doneness, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once. During last minute of grilling time, top each burger with a slice of cheese to melt and toast buns over direct heat.
  5. Serve cheeseburgers hot on toasted buns with lettuce leaf and tomato, topped with a slice of bacon. Serve with ketchup and mustard, if desired.