Bacon Mozzarella Burger
Bacon Mozzarella Burger

American Royal Bacon Mozzarella Burgers

  By bbqspot  ,     

September 8, 2016

  • Yields: 6 Servings

Ingredients

Essential Tools

Cutting board

Chef knife

Large skillet

Slotted spoon

Paper towels

Plate

Large bowl

Measuring spoons

Measuring cup

Rimmed baking pan

Kitchen brush

Spatula

Instant-read thermometer

Aluminum foil

Ingredients

¾ pound bacon, cut into ¼-inch dice

2 pounds ground beef

1½ cups shredded mozzarella

2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 Tbsp Rub Some Heat on Your Meat Chipotle BBQ Rub™

1½ Tbsp vegetable oil

6 hamburger buns

Garnish suggestions

Shredded lettuce

Sliced tomato

Sliced red onion

Sliced avocado

Cooked bacon slices

Sliced Cheddar cheese

Three Little Pigs Chipotle Sauce

Pickle chips

Directions

Cook the Bacon

1In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat for 6 minutes or until cooked about halfway through; stirring occasionally.

2Use a slotted spoon to transfer the diced bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and cool.

Mix and Form the Patties

1In a large bowl, gently mix the ground beef, bacon, mozzarella, Worcestershire sauce and Rub Some Heat on Your Meat until well blended but not over mixed.

2Gently form the beef mixture into 6 patties and place on a rimmed baking pan.

3With a kitchen brush, apply half of the oil to the tops of the burgers.

Cook the Burgers

1Prepare the grill for direct grilling and heat to 450°F.

2Using a spatula, gently place the burgers oiled side down on the hot grill grate and grill the burgers for 4 minutes.

3Rotate 45 degrees and grill another 4 minutes to create crosshatch marks.

4Using a kitchen brush, apply the remaining oil to the tops of the burgers and flip.

5Grill for 4 minutes, rotate and cover the grill.

6Grill for another 4 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the burgers reaches 160°F.

7Transfer the burgers to a clean cutting board and tent with aluminum foil. Let stand 7 minutes.

8Toast the buns if desired during the last 3 minutes of grilling, and serve the burgers with your favorite garnishes.

Tips

  • Freeze the bacon 20 minutes before dicing, it will be easier to handle.
  • Be gentle when mixing and forming the patties. Squeezing the meat through your fingers or being too aggressive can make the burgers tough.
  • Use a spatula rather than tongs to flip and rotate the burgers to prevent releasing the tasty juices from the burgers and drying them out.

To grill the burgers on a charcoal grill:

  1. Remove the top grate from the charcoal grill.
  2. Place coals in a chimney starter.
  3. Spark the coals and let the coals burn until they are covered with a thick layer of gray ash.
  4. Spread the coals on the bottom rack.
  5. If the grill does not have a built-in thermometer, attach an oven thermometer to the top grill grate, replace the top grate and close the grill.
  6. Once the temperature of the grilling chamber reaches 450°F, place the burgers on the hot grill grate and continue grilling as directed for a gas grill.
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