Bacon & Cheddar Stuffed Burger
2 lb. Ground Chuck
4 to 6 slices Cooked Bacon (your choice of type)
4 to 6 slices Cheddar Cheese (your choice of type)
1 ½ tsp. Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
1 ½ tsp. Garlic Powder
1 ½ tsp. Onion Powder
1 ½ tsp. Black Pepper
4 to 6 Hamburger Buns, grilled or toasted
Take the ground chuck and form into 12 equal sized balls (8 if you are only making 4 larger patties). Next take 6 of the balls and form into thin flat patties and place on a sheet pan. Top each of these patties with a slice of bacon and cheese. Break up the bacon and cheese as needed to fit inside the patty leaving about a half inch around the outside uncovered. Now form a ball into a thin flat patty about the same size as those on the sheet pan. Place that patty on top of one of the topped patties and seal the edges together all the way around the patty. Repeat the process with the remaining patties. Sprinkle half of each of the 4 seasonings equally over the patties. Now place the patties seasoned side down on your grill and repeat the seasoning process on the top side. Cook the stuffed patties on each side for 4 to 5 minutes or until done. Serve on grilled buns with your favorite condiments.
Note: For those of you that really like your cheese, the patties can always be topped with additional cheese slices of your choice before serving. The same goes for additional bacon.
Note: I found a cheese that I really like at Costco for this burger. It's called “Steakhouse Onion & Cheddar” and adds another layer of flavor to the burger. Find one that you like to make it your own signature burger to share with family & friends.
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