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Bacon BBQ Blue Burger
For Advanced Burger-Eaters Only. This beast of a burger takes the conception of cheese-burger and revolutionizes it in an unhealthy yet oh-so gratifying way. Two beef patties, bacon, blue & American cheese and BBQ sauce: What more could you want?
8 oz. Ground beef (or preformed burger patties)
2 strips Bacon
1 slice Cheddar Cheese
2 tbs. Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing (the type that comes in a jar preferably - either works)
1 tbs. BBQ Sauce (your choice, spicy BBQ goes great on this!)
1 Hamburger Bun
To begin, season your meat with salt, season salt and/or pepper if you wish.
Now, prepare your two beef patties. After washing your hands, wear gloves if you wish, form 4 oz balls of hamburger and then squish them into patty form. Thinner patties mean faster-cooking-patties. Depending on how lean your meat is, your burgers will shrink as grease is released - account for this when forming your patties.
Heat your stove-top to medium-high heat; if using a gas stove, achieve a medium flame. Allow the pan to momentarily preheat then place your patties in the pan.
Using a spatula or other flipping utensil, test the patties' firmness by attempting to get under the patty with the utinzel. If the meat is too raw, attempting to flip it will make the patty crumble. Once firm, flip the patties.
Now, add the bacon to the center of the pan. Flip it occasionally and cook it to your desired level of crispiness.
As always, cook your meat thoroughly until it is firm and no longer pink.
Once the burgers appear done, turn your burner off and place the meat on a plate for momentary storage.
Apply your BBQ sauce to the bottom bun-half and place one of the patties on the bun.
Next, place the Cheddar cheese on this patty and stack the second patty on top.
Finally, using a spoon, drizzle Blue Cheese atop the top burger and apply the top bun-half!
Tip: This will be a messy one. Try stabbing a toothpick or shish kabob stick through the middle of the burger to hold the ingredients in place. Or, secure the entirety of the burger in your hand with a paper towel and eat it like that. If it the tower falls, use a fork (or your hands) and eat it piece by piece.