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).
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- 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
- 1Put about a 1/4 of a bag of Charcoal in a Charcoal Chimmny and light it.
- 2Combine the ground beef and ground pork in a bowl.
- 3Add the A-1 Steak Sauce, cayenne Pepper, minced garlic, and paprika to the ground beef and pork mixture; mix together well.
- 4Form 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.
- 5Add 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)
- 6Repeat this step till you have 4 patties.
- 7When 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.
- 8While the patties are cooking, put a frying pan on the grill next to the patties.
- 9Once the pan reaches about 300 degrees Fahrenheit add the bacon (which I microwave on high for 1 mintue to speed up the cooking process).
- 10Put 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.
- 11Butter the buns with melted butter and grill for about 1/2 to1 minute.
- 12Take the buns off the grill and put the patties on the buns.
- 13Add the bacon over the patty.
- 14Add any condiments you choose.
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Nutritional Facts for The Mighty Bacon Cheeseburger
Serving Size: 1 (399 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1181.2
- Calories from Fat 793
- Total Fat 88.1 g
- Saturated Fat 38.0 g
- Cholesterol 267.0 mg
- Sodium 1249.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 23.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
- Sugars 3.2 g
- Protein 69.6 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
A.1. Original Sauce