Sorry folks but tonsillitis and a couple of ear infections put me behind in my schedule. I made these burgers before I was down for the count and they were awesome. To be honest, I planned on eating half a burger and finished the whole thing. The burger press was the ideal tool for this task. I love it and have lots of ideas for cool burgers. I intended to make the burgers ¼ pound but stuffing them became hard because the patty wasn't thick enough to hold the filling. So a big burger was born but damn it was worth it.
One Awesome Burger
1lb. ground round
4 slices pepper jack cheese
4 slices thick cut pepper bacon
Separated the meat into 4 quarter pound balls.
Press one ball with the burger press into a great patty.
Place two pieces of pepper jack cheese on the patty leaving a small edge.
Press another ball into a patty then place on top of the patty with cheese.
Use the burger again to seal the edges.
Season with salt/pepper on both sides.
*While forming the patties, cook bacon in oven on baking sheet at 425 degrees until desired crispiness (is that a word?)
Heat a skillet on medium high with enough olive oil to coat the pan.
Cook the burgers for 4 ½ minutes on each side.
Place burgers in a 350 degree oven until temperature reaches 155 degrees. (I know that's well done but I'm a food safety girl)
Top your burger to your liking. Enjoy!
Definitely an indulgence but you are worth it!!! Give me a break, I haven't had fast food for 21 days. Still sticking to my “no drive thru for 30 days” plan and thanks to everyone who has sent me encouragement.
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