I’ve been a bachelor for around 8 years now, and its awesome. A giant TV + PS3 stuff takes up most of the living room, and I’ve covered the fireplace with a desk and 2 gaming computers for gaming nights. The downside is, I never really learned how to work a kitchen. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are made in a microwave or picked up via take out. Once in awhile I will have a great food idea though and then I have to flex my non existent cooking muscles. In this case, I wanted to make the best Sour dough bacon cheeseburger ever.
Instead of just putting the bacon on top of the cheeseburger, I wanted to take it a step further by cooking the bacon and cheese directly into the meat. My friend told me that the bacon would not become cooked if I placed it into the patty, so I began asking questions to see if it was still possible. Sadly, the bacon experts at Holy Taco were unavailable for advice. Thankfully I was able to get in touch with bacon connoisseur Amy Vernon who stated “Just cook the bacon first”.
Items Needed: George Foreman Grill, hamburger meat, sliced cheese, sour dough roll, and bacon.
Step 1) Make 2 burger patties.
Step 2) Place the bacon onto the grill.
Step 3) Place cheese on burger patty. Remove the bacon, fold in half, place on top of cheese. Place the other patty on top of the bacon.
Step 4) Toss the combination of items in the bacon grease.
Step 5) Make sure that both patties have been cooked through.
Step 6) Put your greasy masterpiece on top of the sour dough roll.
Step 7) Enjoy the best Sour Dough Bacon Cheeseburger you’ve ever had.
Points of note: I’m sure you’re thinking “why not just add the bacon and cheese on top?” If you cook the bacon and cheese inside of the burger, the grease and melted cheese will be absorbed by the meat allowing it to be more unhealthy and taste better.
You may also want to add another slice of cheese once you have finished. About half of my cheese ended up draining after it was melted.