Skillet bacon burgers

Gin Lee

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Skillet bacon burgers

No grill is required to make delicious burgers at home. If you have a skillet and a spatula that's all that's required to make a yummy mouth-watering burger.

Of course, when I prepare burgers, I always opt to cook more to have leftovers later. This not only helps with saving time but also helps conserve electricity, natural gas, butane, etc..

This recipe will make eight nice sized burgers.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of lean ground beef
  • About 12 pieces of bacon, cooked
  • 1 large package of hamburger buns

Spices

  • ¼ cup of dried onion soup mix (see below on how I make this)

To make homemade dried onion soup mix:

  • 3 tablespoons of minced onion flakes
  • two tablespoons of beef bouillon powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon parsley flakes
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground celery
  • A pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • A pinch of seasoning salt

Combine all the spice ingredients in a spice dish, set aside.

Add-ons for the bacon burgers

  • tomatoes, sliced
  • Lettuce
  • onion, sliced thinly
  • Pickles
  • Shredded, or sliced cheese (use whatever is your favorite type of cheese)
  • Miracle Whip, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, etc.

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Instructions for preparing the bacon burgers:

In a large bowl, combine the raw ground beef, and the dried onion soup mix together.

In a large non-stick skillet, add the beef patties. I don't add any oil to the pan, but if you're using a cast-iron skillet, add at least a teaspoon of oil, or spray your skillet lightly with cooking spray (just enough to prevent the patties from sticking). Cook the meat patties over medium heat.

For a well-done burger, cook the patties for ten minutes, or until they reach 165 degrees F. (Flip the burger over once the bottom of each beef patty has browned.)

Repeat steps to cook the remaining beef patties.

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Once my burgers are cooked well-done, I place shredded cheese over each one while the meat patties are still in the skillet. (At this point the burner should be turned off.)

In another skillet, add the bacon, and cook for five minutes on the first side, then flip each piece over, using tongs, or a fork, and cook for an additional two minutes. Take the bacon out of the skillet and drain any excess grease off on a paper-towel-lined platter.

Once the bacon has drained, cut each strip into half with kitchen scissors, or a knife.

Next, assemble the burgers, adding on whatever toppings that you prefer. I normally place a leaf of lettuce on the bottom bun first (today I forgot to), then add about three half pieces of bacon over the lettuce, then add the beef patty, sliced onion, slice of tomato, add about six slices of pickle, and another couple of strips of bacon. For the top bun, I smear Miracle Whip on the underside top bun, and then sandwich the two sides together.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gin Lee is a native of Arkansas. She studied at The Institute Of Children's Literature. She is an animal rescuer, food critic, organic gardener, food editor, home cook, food blogger, artist, and a complete do-it-yourselfer. Gin Lee is a published author, journalist, and contributor, among other works, and she resides in a rural town, in Arkansas, with her husband, their fur babies, Highway, Princess, Stinkpot the turtle. A huge thanks goes out to all for reading, following, and sharing Gin Lee's articles! Thank you! Since Gin Lee lives in a rural area, there's not much local news to cover. So, she covers articles of interest on how-to's about organic gardening, recipes, homesteading, and survival techniques. If those things are of interest to you, then you'll never (hopefully) be disappointed. She tries to cover a wide variety of articles to entertain everyone. Comments are turned off due to rudeness and hatefulness. The world has enough vulgarity, hatefulness, and arrogance without it having any help. Since having the simple courtesy of manners is lacking and sharing words of kindness does not abide in a few people. Those few people ruin what's supposed to be educational and an enjoyable experience for all others. Gin Lee does have children and young adults that are followers. Potty mouths, vulgarity, and hate are not acceptable. Apologies go out to those of you who generally are very sweet and also to Gin Lee's followers who have been a witness to others being rude and malicious. Hopefully, you'll be understanding of the measures that have to be put into place. Please be kind to one another.

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