Cheesy Bacon Cowboy Burger

serves 4
2 pounds ground sirloin
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground chile de arbol (or cayenne pepper to taste)
1 tablespoon A-1 sauce
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin

8 onion rings (your favorite)
1 cup favorite barbecue sauce
4 strips thick cut bacon, cooked
4 slices mild cheddar cheese
tomato, sliced
4 big hamburger buns

Preheat grill to high.

Combine first 7 ingredients in a bowl.  Mix with hands to combine.  Do not over mix.

Form beef into 4 patties, slightly larger than your bun.  Make a slight indentation in the center of the burger to prevent it from doming up in the center. The indentation will rise as your burger cooks. 

Grill until golden brown and slightly charred (about 3 minutes), turning once (cook for 3 minutes on the other side for medium). Try not to press down on your burger with a spatula. It will cause the juices to escape and will create a dry burger!

Toast buns on low or indirect heat.

Place lettuce and tomato slices on bun, top with burger, cheese,m bacon and 1/4 cup barbecue sauce.  Add 2 onion rings. Serve and enjoy!

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