I love grilling in the summer. You don’t have a fry pan to clean, the meat is healthier and your partner can do the grilling while you prepare the side dishes indoors. To me it’s a win-win situation. What’s better than a good-old hamburger, even better to fancy them up for a change of pace!
The following is one of our favorites, and doesn’t bacon make just about everything better? Although a note from my daughter-in-law said that our son John made bacon/pineapple home-made ice cream last weekend. Now I like bacon, but I really can’t imagine that combination. I think I will stick to these burgers!
Stuffed Bacon-Cheddar Burgers:
1 lb ground chuck
1 lb ground round
2 tsp pepper
2 tsp garlic salt
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb bacon, fried and crumbled
2 medium vidalia onions, sliced
1 Tbsp butter
1 bottle sweet barbecue sauce
Combine ground beef, salt and pepper. In another bowl combine cheese and bacon. Form 6–8 patties of meat; place cheese and bacon in center of half the burger patties, then top with another patty and pinch edges together. Grill about 7 minutes on each side, or how you like them, basting the burgers with some of the barbecue sauce.
Saute onions in butter about 4-5 minutes, add some barbecue sauce to the onions (about 1/4 cup). Grill buns, top burgers with onions, you can add tomatoes and lettuce if you wish.
Enjoy our summer and have a great week!