Hearty Maple Bacon Cheese Burgers

Well in my house it’s epic burger night. It really is. If I could invite you over just for this one night, you would be amazed.

It is one of the best nights we get together stop, relax and share our day and eat as a family. 

Everyone enjoys a great burger and this by far is up there in the scales

Maple bacon, Colby Jack cheese perfectly melted, garlic, dippy egg, Dukes mayo, fresh tomato, onion and sweet romaine lettuce all on a toasted garlic bun. It just doesn’t get any better than that.


Supplies:

  • 2 fry pans, 1 large with lid to cook bacon then burgers, 1 small to toast butter garlic buns
  • 2 spatulas, 1 for burgers the other for butter garlic buns and egg
  • Tongs for bacon
  • Spoon for minced garlic
  • 1 cutting board and knife for vegetables
  • Serving plates

Ingredients:

  • 4 market fresh ground beef patties about 5 to 6 ounce in each patty, if you prefer thin 3 ounces (you can get fresh ground beef from your grocer, just ask the meat department for some)
  • 4 slices of Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1 package of maple flavored bacon, fully cooked to desired crisp (my favorite to use, Hormel Black Label Maple) do not drain bacon grease, keep in your fry pan, set bacon aside to drain
  • 4 fresh hamburger buns
  • 3 – 1/4 inch slices of Vidalia sweet onion
  • 4 – 1/4 inch slices of crisp red tomato
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Minced garlic
  • 1 stick of butter
  •  Ketchup, mayo, mustard (Dukes mayo is our household favorite)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic salt for egg (optional)


    First thing, prepare your vegetables, lettuce and cheese. Have your condiments ready. Set to the side along with your cooked bacon.


    I pepper my bacon for some added flavor. Once your bacon is cooked do not drain.


    Set your patties in your pan with the bacon grease. Salt and pepper your patties one side only. Cook till well done, ground beef should be cooked to 160f. Place your sliced cheese on top of your burgers, cover and turn off burner. 

    Next were going to toast those buns.


    In your small fry pan add 2 pats of butter and 1 spoonful of minced garlic. Set your burner on medium low, melt your butter slowly do not burn.


    Place your bun open on your pan with the butter and garlic. Toast till golden. I give the bun a little spin around the pan, still faced down so it will grab all the butter and garlic. Do not over toast. Repeat this process for each bun.


    Once your buns are toasty, start the process, on your serving plate place bun then burger with cheese first, bacon, onion, tomato, lettuce. Set aside.


    Using the same pan for your buns, fry yourself an egg with 1 table spoon of butter. We add a little garlic salt in my house. My kids are dippy egg people, I prefer a fried egg. Place your egg on top of your toppings. For the top of the bun add your mayo, mustard and ketchup.


    The reason for the egg on top is so it doesn’t break when you add your toppings. If your using a fried egg, it can be added anytime. Serve warm.

    Serves 4

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