BeeBop’s Bacon Cheeseburger

by Lana Stuart on May 22, 2012 · 10 comments

BeeBop's Bacon Cheeseburger

Are you ready for the big Memorial Day weekend? The biggest grilling occasion of the year is almost here and everyone is busily planning their menus. Well, this burger will definitely be part of our menu this year.  This special bacon cheeseburger all began when BeeBop saw someone make it on television a while back. And ever since he has been aggravating… er, uhm, asking me nicely if I’d make it for him. The only problem was that I didn’t see the show and he couldn’t remember which one it was.

Well, that shouldn’t be a problem should it? Food Network’s site is searchable, right? Not so fast. After searching every combination of words I could think of for “bacon cheeseburger” and doing several Google searches and still not finding the right recipe, I decided to just wing it. So, with what BeeBop remembered and what I thought would be good together, we created this interesting bacon cheeseburger recipe.

What I like most about this recipe is that the bacon is cooked right on top of the burger itself. First, this keeps you from having to wash a separate pan for the bacon (always a plus!) and second it imparts that fabulous bacon flavor all throughout the burger.

Prepping BeeBop's Bacon Cheeseburger

Start with a pound of good quality ground beef. We prefer ground chuck for burgers because of the higher fat content. Everyone knows fat equals flavor, but it also gives you a moist, juicy finished burger. Season the ground beef with salt and pepper. Now cut your bacon into about 1/2″ square pieces and press the bacon onto the top of the burger patties. Just press it down lightly so that it sticks to the ground beef.

BeeBop's Bacon Cheeseburgers on the Grill

Heat a griddle or cast iron skillet over medium high heat. BeeBop has a griddle insert for his grill. It’s great to use for recipes that create a lot of smoke like this one does. If you’re cooking this indoors, be sure you have a strong exhaust fan and crank it up as high as it will go. Put the patties bacon side down on the griddle and cook until the bacon is crispy and easily releases from the surface of the griddle when turned.

BeeBop's Bacon Cheeseburgers

Cook burgers briefly on the second side until they’re as done as you like.  During the last 5 minutes of cooking, add a tablespoon of crumbled bleu cheese to the top of each burger.

Serve on whole wheat hamburger buns with your choice of condiments.

Enjoy!

BeeBop’s Bacon Cheeseburger
 
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A luscious burger topped with bacon and bleu cheese.
Serves: 4 burgers
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 4 tblsp. bleu cheese
Instructions
  1. Season the ground beef with salt and pepper and form into four patties.
  2. Dice the bacon into pieces approximately ½-inch square.
  3. Lightly press one-fourth of the diced bacon into one side of each hamburger patty.
  4. Heat a griddle or cast iron frying pan over medium-high heat. Place the patties bacon side down on the griddle and cook until the bacon is crispy and easily releases when the patty is turned.
  5. During the last 5 minutes or so of cooking, top each burger with 1 tablespoon of crumbled bleu cheese.
  6. Serve on whole wheat hamburger buns with your choice of condiments.
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1 Drick May 23, 2012 at 11:03 am

WOW – that is indeed a grilled burger, so good to see the bacon cooked on the burger… I many times precook it and add it to the meat, will certainly enjoy this method… hope y’all enjoy a most memorial weekend… be sure to grill up some of those sweet onions too, I know you will……

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2 Priscilla - She's Cookin' May 23, 2012 at 12:14 pm

He just wanted you to add our signature touch ;) Cooking the bacon with the burger must add soooo much flavor. Looks amazing!

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3 Rina@Itheecook May 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I know exactly which show he saw that on! Here is the link to the restaurant that was on the show. I believe it was triple D or Diners Drive In’s and Dives.
I to searched and searched for this recipe and finally found it. It’s called the Dad’s burger, from Dad’s Kitchen in Sacramento California. :)

http://ilovedadskitchen.com/

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4 Lana May 23, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Thanks a million, Rina! That’s got to be the show. I can’t wait to show it to him later so he can confirm it for me. And thanks to Dad’s Kitchen for the inspiration! I can’t wait to try these burgers again and do them just the way Dad’s Kitchen does.

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5 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Oh my goodness does that look mouthwatering, Lana! It’s been too damn long since I’ve had such a tasty looking burger, and I think this weekend this is what the doctor ordered! Great recipe, thanks for sharing. :)

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6 Laura May 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm

That DOES look yummy! We’ll have to try it sometime!

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7 Cookin' Canuck May 27, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Just look at that crispy, brown bacon! It sounds as though “winging it” was definitely the way to go.

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8 Delishhh May 28, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Wow – fantastic – i love this idea. Going to try it next.

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9 Kristen May 30, 2012 at 4:34 am

Oh my heavens, Lana! These burgers look amazing. I can’t wait to try them!

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