Start the Grill!
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!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.