I had a cheeseburger craving. It is unlike me to not have had a good burger in about a month or so. I had everything to make a bacon cheeseburger but wanted to doctor it up some. I peeled and sliced up an onion to caramelize in a little butter with a pinch of sugar and salt. The sugar promotes caramelization and the salt helps to draw out the moisture.
Must have bacon! I made a sheet of bacon weave to cut into quarters which is the perfect size for a burger and it is like having two layers of bacon…perfect. It went in the 350 degree for about 35 minutes flipped over half way through.
Now, on to the burger patties. I took a pound of 80/20 ground beef (for shame, I know, as I did not grind my own) and divided it into four equal-ish balls and formed into patties.
Divide the onions in half and place on top of the patties.
Top with a nice chunk of cheddar cheese.
Top with another patty and seal the edges together. I then seasoned generously with garlic powder, kosher salt and pepper.
Into a nice, hot pan to get a good crust on there.
Into a HOT oven to finish and melt the cheese.
Got my buns all toasted and hit them with some mayo, mustard, ketchup and pickles. Ugh…I am out of pickles. OK, so no pickles.
Wonderful! This definitely hit the spot of my cheeseburger craving. The burger was juicy, the onions sweet, the cheese all melty and the bacon…was bacon. 🙂