It's finally Friday! Are you ready to try a recipe for the most amazing bacon burger ever this weekend? If so, please continue reading!
1 pound of ground chuck 6 to 8 pieces of apple-smoked bacon 1 teaspoon of pepper flakes 1 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper 1/2 teaspoon of seasoning salt 1/2 teaspoon of steak seasoning 1 tablespoon of onion flakes Brioche hamburger buns Condiments of your liking (I used Miracle Whip, sliced American cheese, sliced tomato, homemade dill pickles, and chopped onion)
In a spice dish, add 1 teaspoon of pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of seasoning salt, 1/2 teaspoon of steak seasoning, and 1 tablespoon of onion flakes. Then mix the spices together well. Now, in a bowl, add 1 pound of ground chuck and the seasoning mix.
Using your clean hands, combine the seasoning mix well with the ground meat. Form your hamburger patties. I made three nice-sized burgers using one pound of meat. You can actually make the patties thinner and smaller than I have done to create more patties. The reason I made three patties will be explained more in the following instructions.
Next, place a large skillet over the burner on high heat. Let the skillet get hot before transferring the hamburger patties to it. Once your skillet is hot, transfer the formed chuck patties to one side of the skillet. Then add your bacon to the other side of your skillet. Yes, add the raw bacon right next to the ground chuck patties. Why? As the bacon fries, it will cook out the fat that the patties will need to cook in. And not only that, it will also add more bacon flavor to the burgers. Which is a win-win for bacon lovers! Now, lower the temperature to medium-high heat.
Cook the patties and the bacon until they're done to your perfection. I cooked my burgers until they were well done. Which took about 12 minutes. By the time the burgers were done, so was my bacon. Flip your patties over only once, about midway through cooking. Drain any excess grease off your patties and bacon using paper towels. Just lay two paper towels on a plate and transfer the cooked meat to the plate. Then use another paper towel to lay over the cooked meat and gently press down.
Assemble your burgers using your favorite condiments.
I hope everyone has an amazing weekend!