|Recipe Name:||Grilled Bacon Burger||Submitted by:||Ryan|
|Preparation Time:||30-60 Minutes|
|Number of Servings:||4|
8 Ounce(s) bacon
1 sliced onion, white
1/4 Teaspoon(s) salt
1 1/2 Pound(s) 85% lean beef, ground
Blend the raw bacon in a food processor for 1 minute to make bacon paste.
Fry over medium heat until just starting to turn golden brown, about 5 minutes. It should be mostly pink.
Pour the bacon into a strainer to separate the grease and the bacon.
Put 2 tablespoons of grease back in the pan and bring to a shimmer.
Cook the onion and salt in the grease for about 20 minutes until deep brown. Set aside.
Season the beef with 1/8 tsp salt and 1 tsp of pepper and the par-cooked bacon. Gently mix with two forks. Shape into 4 equal mounds, then form into patties with a divot in the center.
Heat, clean, and oil the grill.
Sprinkle the patties with pepper right before grilling.
Place on grill with divot side down.
Cook uncovered for about 3 minutes on the first side.
Flip and then sprinkle with bleu cheese crumbles now that the divot is up. Use about a golf-ball sized ball of bleu cheese per burger.
Close the grill cover and cook about 2 more minutes
While the patties rest, toast the buns for about 30 seconds.
Garnish with onions and serve.