Steakhouse Cheddar Burger with Warm Bacon BBQ Sauce
We added steak sauce to the burgers and bacon to the barbecue sauce for a steakhouse cheddar burger that raises the bar at your next barbecue.
Dovetailing Tip: You will use bacon in today's Grilled Potatoes. cook 8 slices of bacon and use half on the potatoes. An easy way to cook bacon bits is to use your kitchen shears and cut the bacon into about 1/2" pieces. Don't pull the bacon apart, just cut it shortways and place the strips in the skillet. When they cook, you can move them around with the spatula to separate the pieces.
|1 pound||ground beef sirloin|
|1/4 cup||steak sauce|
|salt and fresh ground black pepper|
|4||thick slices Cheddar cheese|
|4||thick slices bacon, chopped|
|1/2||large onion, chopped|
|1 teaspoon||packed brown sugar|
|salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste|
1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix beef, steak sauce, salt and pepper. Shape into 4 patties; set aside.
2 In 8-inch skillet, cook bacon until browned. Add onion, brown sugar, salt and pepper; cook about 3 minutes or until onion is cooked. Stir in ketchup; cook 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Transfer sauce to bowl; cover and set aside.
3 Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cook about 5 minutes on each side or until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Top with cheese; cook 1 minute longer.
4 Place patties on bottom halves of buns. Top with warm bacon-onion BBQ sauce; cover with top halves of buns.