Inside out Bacon Cheeseburgers

Recipe by NELady
READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 4 burgers




  • Arrange the bacon in a large nonstick skillet and heat over medium heat. Slowly crisp up the bacon, cooking for 3 or 4 minutes on each side. Remove the bacon from the skillet, and, when cool, chop.
  • Add the EVOO to the remaining drippings and set aside.
  • Place the lean ground beef in a large mixing bowl, season with salt and fresh ground black pepper, and mix in the mustard powder.
  • Divide the meat into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a burger, making a well in the center.
  • Fill the well of each with one quarter of the crisp bacon pieces and 2 tablespoons of the cheese. Carefully form the burger around the cheese and bacon filling, making sure the filling is completely covered.
  • Return the skillet you cooked the bacon in to medium-high heat.
  • Add the burger patties to the hot skillet and cook for 2 minutes on each side, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook the burgers for 5 to 6 minutes longer, turning occasionally. Do not press down on the burgers as they cook.
  • Serve each burger on a bed of lettuce topped with sliced tomato and chopped pickles.