Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers

The best burger I have ever eaten came from the little cafe/restaurant at the William Land Golf Course in Sacramento, California. This was a couple of years ago, and I was pretty surprised at the discovery. I don’t know what made it taste so good, as I don’t think that there was any particular ingredient to set it apart from other burgers. But, if by any chance you happen to be passing that golf course then I recommend that you give the cafe a try!

I enjoy making burgers with different combinations of ingredients. For this recipe I thought I would put the bacon and cheese inside the patty rather than on the top. The result? Mmmmmmm…….

Ingredients – makes 6 burgers:

  • approx 500g/18oz beef mince (ground)
  • 1 small brown onion, finely diced
  • approx 150g/5oz diced bacon bits (or you could cut up a few bacon rashers)
  • 100g/3.5oz of whatever cheese you have, grated or crumbled (I used a combo of some crumbled feta and also grated tasty/cheddar)
  • 6 cubes of mozzarella cheese
  • dried herbs, dried garlic granules and pepper to season
  • bread rolls and salad, to serve

Method:

  • Put the beef in a large bowl with the onion, bacon, grated/crumbled cheese and seasonings.
  • Mix with your hands until combined.

  • Get a handful of the meat mixture and press into a rough burger shape.
  • Put a cube of the mozzarella into the centre.

  • Press the meat around the cube so it is totally enclosed.
  • Repeat until you have your 6 burgers.
  • Then put on a plate, cover in cling wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour. (This helps the burgers keep their shape when you cook them.)

  • Cook the burgers on either a griddle pan or the BBQ, about 6-8 minutes each side.
  • Serve in bread rolls with your choice of salad and sauce.
  • Enjoy!

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