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I love this recipe because it is simple and easy, which is what I'm all about Simple and EASY! I got inspired to make this recipe, actually as I was watching a Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives episode on TV. This is an all grilling recipe. If you do it in a pan or on a griddle, add cook time (varies depending on what type you actually use).
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef (80/20 recommended)
- 1⁄2 lb ground pork
- 1 1⁄2 cups A.1. Original Sauce
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3⁄4 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 tablespoon paprika
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 lb bacon (Oscer Mayer Bacon recommended)
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1⁄2 cup colby-monterey jack cheese, shredded (recommended that you buy one of those hunks of cheese and shred it yourself with a cheese grater)
- 4 hamburger buns
- Put about a 1/4 of a bag of Charcoal in a Charcoal Chimmny and light it.
- Combine the ground beef and ground pork in a bowl.
- Add the A-1 Steak Sauce, cayenne Pepper, minced garlic, and paprika to the ground beef and pork mixture; mix together well.
- Form the patties by taking a ring (about 4 to 5 inches across and 1 to 2 inches high) and placing it on a plate; fill it with about 1/8 of the meat mixture. Add about 1/4 of the cheese mixture.
- Add another 1/8 of the meat mixture and press together with something heavy, to make sure that the cheese mixture doesn't come out of the patty when you are cooking. (I use a plate with a brick on it)
- Repeat this step till you have 4 patties.
- When your grill reaches 450 degrees Fahrenheit, add the patties and cook for about 7 to 8 mintues on each side. I test this with a meat thermometer and stick it about 1/4 of the way into the patty; it should be about 165 degrees Fahrenheit when it is cooked. Push the probe in until you feel it loosen up a bit which means you either poked all the way through or you reached the cheese. If you can't see the probe through the other side of the patty, it should read about 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
- While the patties are cooking, put a frying pan on the grill next to the patties.
- Once the pan reaches about 300 degrees Fahrenheit add the bacon (which I microwave on high for 1 mintue to speed up the cooking process).
- Put the brick on the bacon to keep it from curling up; only do this because the bacon cooks faster and makes it easier to eat the burger when it is done.
- Butter the buns with melted butter and grill for about 1/2 to1 minute.
- Take the buns off the grill and put the patties on the buns.
- Add the bacon over the patty.
- Add any condiments you choose.
Put these patties together for a neighbor who enjoys grilling much more than do I, & we had ouselves a small putluck for the 4 of us! I provided the meat & dessert, & they came through with everything else! Totally enjoyed your cheeseburgers & will be keeping the recipe around, for sure! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this Spring's round of Pick A Chef]