This week's burger is the result of a fierce barbecue craving I've had recently. It was inspired by Bobby Flay's Dallas burger, but it's definitely simpler than his. I've always topped barbecued shredded meat sandwiches with cole slaw (a quirk of my mom's that she passed along to me), and I knew it would be wonderful on this burger -- and it was. Joe and I both absolutely loved these burgers, and just writing about them is making me salivate. They were delicious.
BBQ Bacon Cheeseburgers
1 pound ground chuck
1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
1 tablespoon steak or hamburger seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
8 strips of bacon
4 slices of American cheese
Your favorite BBQ sauce (we love Sweet Baby Ray's)
Prepared cole slaw
4 sesame hamburger buns, split
1. In a large skillet, fry bacon to desired crispness; set aside to drain on a paper towel.
2. Meanwhile, combine ground chuck, Worchestershire sauce, steak or hamburger seasoning, and salt and pepper; separate into four burgers.
3. Fry burgers in bacon drippings to desired doneness. Brush each burger with BBQ sauce and top with a piece of cheese.
4. Serve burgers on buns, topping them with the bacon and the cole slaw.