Save your money and shop wisely! I was able to make 32 home-made, yummy hamburgers ("quarter pounders") for $32.00. I've cut this recipe down to 8, for family portion size. Make however big or small of a batch you may need. For the 32 burgers, I purchased the following: 8 lbs of 80/20 ground beef @ $2.19/lb ($17.52), 1 lb bacon @ $3.49/lb, 2 - 8oz blocks of cheese @ 2/$4.00, 2 heads of iceberg lettuce @ $0.69/ea ($1.38), 4 large tomatoes @ $0.49/ea ($1.96), 4 - 8ct pkgs of buns @ $0.89/ea ($3.65). My grand total was $32.00 exactly! The key to this is to buy everything when it is 'on sale', and "FREEZE IT"!!! (Okay, you can't freeze the veggies, but all else you can). I hope this recipe comes in handy for anyone wanting to feed a crowd. And it sure beats the "Value Meal" burgers, and these are so much better! I created this (on very short notice), to feed to a group of 30+ men that were staying at a local church for the evening. They loved the burgers, so I was happy. I hope you enjoy!