I whipped up a batch of my delicious Sesame Seed Sandwich Buns and a batch of my Easy Coleslaw and then began working on the burgers while the buns were in the oven. I cooked 6 strips of bacon in a large nonstick skillet until crisp and reserved the bacon drippings to cook the burgers in. I simply crumbled up the crisp bacon and then combined all the flavors of what I think make the perfect bacon cheeseburger; ground beef, crumbled bacon, a squirt of ketchup, a squirt of mustard, sliced green onions, extra sharp shredded cheddar cheese, and freshly ground black pepper. Then, to push it over the edge, I cooked the burgers in the leftover bacon drippings (talk about FLAVOR). I served these moist and flavorful burgers on a sesame seed bun topped with sliced tomatoes and pickles. These were honestly the best Bacon Cheddar Burgers ever! I snapped a few photos below as well as included my easy peasy recipe. Enjoy!
Bacon Cheddar Burgers
1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
6 strips crisply cooked bacon, crumbled (reserve bacon drippings to cook burgers)
1/2 cup (heaping) sharp cheddar cheese
1 or 2 green spring onions, sliced
1 rounded tablespoon "no HFCS ketchup
1 rounded tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
1 tablespoon olive oil (more, if desired)
Freshly ground black pepper
In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, just until combined. Divide meat mixture into 4 equal sized pieces and shape into patties, about 1-inch thick.
Heat reserved bacon drippings (or olive oil) in a large 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat; add burger patties. Cook approximately 6 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.