If you’ve been with me for a while or looked through this blog, you know how much we love burgers. I’m always a sucker for a good bacon cheese burger. Then there are days when I crave a really tasty, bring me back to my childhood, grilled cheese. Well this little…or I should say big beauty…combines the two into one mouth watering grilled cheese bacon burger.
It has a tasty beef burger with melted cheese between the beefy patty (yep, double the cheese, you’re welcome cheese lovers) and topped with bacon and sautéed onions all between grilled, buttery bread.
So if you’ve had a long day, your feeling hangry and you want to indulge that carnivore that’s crying out in you, this is your burger. So fry up some crispy bacon, grab some cheese, dice those onions and smile through those onion tears because you know you’re on your way to one scrumptious burger.
Here’s What You Need:
*sliced Italian bread or any other sturdy thick sliced bread
*sliced cheese; I used Colby Jack 2 slices per burger
*2 slices of cooked bacon per burger
*butter for the bread
For The Onions:
*1 onion, chopped
*2 TBS. butter
*salt to taste
*1/2 tsp. dried Thyme or more to taste
For The Hamburger Patties:
*1 TBS. canola oil for frying
*1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
*salt and pepper to taste
*1 TBS. Worcestershire sauce
Cook bacon and set aside.
For The Onions:
Add butter to a small sauce pan and heat on medium high heat. When the butter has melted, add in the rest of the ingredients; stir to combine. Turn the heat down to medium and cook while stirring occasionally for 20 minutes or until the onions are soft and start to caramelize.
For The Beef Patties:
Combine all of the ingredients for the patties. Form into 4 patties, or more if you prefer a less thicker burger. Make a slight indention in the center of each patty.
Heat the oil in a large cast iron or heavy skillet on high heat. Add the patties and flatten slightly with a heavy duty spatula.
Turn the heat down to medium high and cook 3 minutes and turn them over. Cook another 2 more minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
If you prefer to use the same skillet to toast the bread for the burgers, wipe out the skillet. I like using a griddle so I can fit more at one time.
Heat the skillet or griddle to medium heat and add about 1 TBS. or more of butter.
After the butter has melted place what will be the bottom slice of bread onto the butter and add a slice of the cheese.
Next, place a patty on top of the cheese, then top with another slice of cheese, 2 slices of bacon and some of the sautéed onions.
When the bread turns golden brown remove the burger from the griddle and add more of the butter. After the butter is melted place the top slice of bread over the onions and place upside down in to the butter.
When the bottom of the bread turns golden brown and the cheese is melted, carefully remove from the pan and flip right side up onto a plate.
Serve and Enjoy!
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