…..And so it begins
So……not gonna lie I had a whole big amazing and cool first blog post planned, the problem is that as soon as I decided on it and a timeline for starting this little venture I promptly forgot to go shopping for the ingredients.
The following is the first of what I can only surmise will be many many more completely unplanned EAT segments.
This was really tasty and pretty simple to put together
Bacon Stuffed Cheese Burger
- 8 oz. your favorite ground beef (I used a grassfed beef that was on sale)
- 2 strips your favorite bacon(I used the platter bacon from my local Safeway)
- 1.5 oz shredded cheddar cheese (I used Old Croc sharp and shredded it myself.)
- Garlic Powder
- Small pan in the 6-8 in” range.
- Optional: an Oven set @ 350.
- Use a pair of scissors to very finely cut up the raw bacon slices into your small pan. ( Sooooooo much easier then getting out my chef’s knife and cutting board.)
2. Cook for about three minutes until hey are crispy. If they look crispy in the pan you have gone too far. Pull them off the heat when they still look just a little raw. (Like this)
3. Use tongs to remove them from the pan and onto a paper towel covered plate. Reserve about a tbsp of the drippings.
4. Shred your Cheddar cheese and place nearby.
5. Split the ground beef into two equal portions and create a depression in both sides.
6. Carefully place all of the bacon bits and cheddar cheese in the center of the depressions. Both sides should look over filled, but we’ll be sealing those by pinching the edges as shown below.
7. It is at this time I add my seasonings, I believe in simple things salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add whatever makes you happy.
8. Heat your pan to medium high and then carefully place the burger in as bacon grease spatter SUCKS!
9. Cook burger for 2 min on each side .
10. This is where things get interesting. You can either choose to
A. Drop the heat on your burner to low and cook the burger for another 2 min. on each side,
B. Place burger in said optional oven for 4-5 minutes to finish to a medium rare/ medium.
Serve with your choice of burger “fixins” as my family would have called them.
Personally I just put a little bit of dijon mustard thinly spread. Hmmmm mustard.
Leave your thoughts below and If you happen to make this I would love to see it.
Happy Eating !