Tillamook Bacon Cheeseburger

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

For the Burger

  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese sliced
  • French fries link to recipe below, minus the parmesan
  • Top Burger Sauce*see below
  • Bacon cooked
  • Buns
  • 2 lbs 85% Lean Ground Beef the extra fat just keeps the burger a little more juicy
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup Crushed Cracker Crumbs
  • Salt And pepper

Sauce

  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup BBQ Sauce We use Sweet Baby Ray's
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cracked Black Pepper A1 Sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dijon
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

For the Burger

  • Whisk the eggs slightly in a small dish.
  • Add the cracker crumbs and stir to combine.
  • Add the ground beef and quickly, without squishing the meat too much, and using your hands, mix everything together.
  • Form the beef into patties, about 1/2-1" bigger than the size of your bun, indenting the centers a little to encourage even cooking.
  • Sprinkle each side with salt and pepper, place on a plate and cover with saran wrap.
  • Let sit in the fridge for 30 min. (If you have to you can skip this step, it just helps the patty to settle and stick together)
  • Remove from the fridge and let rest on the counter for 5 minutes.
  • Heat the grill to medium high heat.
  • Place the burgers on the grill and close the lid immediately.
  • Let the burgers cook about 6-8 minutes per side, flipping only once. Do not press down on the meat with your spatula. It squeezes out the juices.
  • The last minute of cooking, open the lid, add the cheese, and close the lid in order to trap the heat and melt the cheese. This is also a great time to add the buns and grill them slightly.
  • Remove the meat from the grill and immediately place on the bottom bun.
  • Top with sauce, bacon fries and bun lid.
  • Enjoy!

Sauce

  • Whisk all of the ingredients together in a small bowl, adding the salt and pepper last to season to taste.