50/50 Beef Bacon Burger

1 pound thick cut bacon
1 pound 93% lean beef

Hamburger buns
butter, melted
4 cheese slices
toppings (lettuce, tomato and onion)

Preheat oven to 375°.

On a baking sheet with a 1/2" to 3/4" lip line up bacon.  Do not let the slices overlap.  Bake for 10-15 minutes until the bacon is partially cooked.  Remove and place on a cooling rack with a cookie sheet under it to catch the grease (or onto paper towels). 

Once bacon is drained and cool enough to to handle, place on cutting board and dice bacon or cut with kitchen shears. 

Mix bacon and beef well.  Form into 4 patties, not too thick or they will not cook evenly.  Place patties on grill, make sure they are not touching.  Grill for 3 to 5 minutes on each side until done to your preference.

Top with cheese for the last few minutes, and grill your buns by brushing with butter and putting on the grill until toasted with grill marks.  Serve with your favorite toppings.

Makes 4 burgers.

Recipe printed from http://TheSlowRoastedItalian.com/
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