Bacon Wrapped Burgers

Prep Time:

25 minutes

Serves:

4 servings

Ingredients

For the bacon cheeseburgers

  • 24 oz Ground beef 

  • 8 Slices Daily’s® Original Extra Thick-Cut Bacon (bacon fat reserved)

  • 4 each Hamburger rolls, split

  • 4 each American or Cheddar cheese slices

  • 4-8 each Bibb lettuce leaves

  • 8 each Slices vine ripe tomatoes

For the burger sauce

  • 6 Tbsp. Mayonnaise

  • 1 Tbsp. Ketchup

  • 1 Tbsp Spicy brown or Dijon mustard

  • 2 Tbsp Sweet pickle relish

  • Optional Bacon fat

  • To taste Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  1. Form ground beef into 4 patties, about 6 ounces each, slightly wider than the buns. Season pepper on both sides. Wrap patties with 2 strips of Daily’s® Original Extra Thick Cut Bacon... secure with toothpicks as needed. Set aside.

  2. Heat 12-inch skillet (or griddle) over high heat. Place bacon wrapped burger patties and cook, turning occasionally, until crusted. (Approx. 5-6 minutes cook time on each side – total).

  3. Top with cheese and continue cooking until cheese is melted and burgers register 135 degrees for medium or 145 degrees for medium well. Transfer to a large plate.

  4. Brush hamburger rolls on inside surfaces with rendered bacon fat and set aside.

  5. Wipe out skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add burger buns and toast until golden, about 3 minutes.

  6. Spread burger sauce on both sides of burger buns. Place patties on each bottom bun. Top with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and bun tops.


To make the burger sauce

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, relish, and 1 teaspoon black pepper. OPTIONAL: For extra bacon flavor, stir in 2 tablespoons rendered bacon fat.