Friday, May 29, 2009

Burger and Fries Friday: BBQ Bacon Cheeseburgers

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
Source: Cassie

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.


Ashleigh said...

Oh my goodness! I think we shop from the same grocery list! As with the Asian Sesame Dressing...we also LOVE Sweet Baby Ray's! (My hubby refuses to buy anything else.) I make burgers almost exactly like these at least once a week. I omit the bacon and recently started putting the cheese inside the burger before grilling/frying. Yours look great! I am DEFINITELY going to try topping them with cole slaw next time. Yum! Thanks for posting. :)

Keri said...

Yum-- these sound great! I'm from Memphis (the bbq capital) and we eat our pulled pork sandwiches with cole slaw, too. It's the only way:-). Your burger would definitely fit in:-)!!

Donna-FFW said...

These sound delicious. LOVE the addition of cole slaw, great idea Cassie!

Carrie said...

WOW that looks like an AWESOME burger!

Creative Classroom Core said...

That burger looks absolutly mouth watering! Yum!
Your picture looks fantastic!