Ultimate Steakhouse Burger

Recipe by lkazmo2
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READY IN: 17mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 8
    slices bacon
  • 1 -2
    slice white bread, crusts removed, cut into 1 inch pieces. (about 1 cup)
  • 14
    cup milk
  • 1 12
    lbs of 85- 90% lean ground beef
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    teaspoon pepper
  • 2
    large garlic cloves, very finely minced
  • vegetable oil, for grill rack
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DIRECTIONS

  • Fry bacon in skillet. Place 3 tablespoons of bacon fat into heatproof bowl and set in refrigerator while preparing other ingredients.
  • Put bread in bowl, add milk, and let mixture sit about 5 minutes. Using a fork, mash bread and milk till smooth paste forms.
  • Break up beef into small bits into a medium size bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then add garlic, bread paste, and reserved chilled bacon fat. Lightly knead all ingredients to mix and incorporate. Divide into 4 patties.
  • Oil cooking grate and grill burgers over a very hot fire, without squeezing down on them, until well seared on both sides (7-10 mins depending on preference for doneness). Top burgers with bacon previously cooked. Serve on buns.
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