Best Bacon Wrapped Burgers
It is true that constructing a bacon wrapped burger is pretty easy. The burger patty is shaped and formed and the bacon is wrapped around the outside and held in place with toothpicks. Presto! There’s your burger masterpiece. However, if you want to take your bacon wrapped burgers to another dimension, keep reading. Your taste buds will do the moonwalk for this flavor packed creation!
4lbs – Ground Beef (80/20 works best)
2 ea – Grade A Large Eggs
1 cup – Bread Crumbs (unseasoned)
8 Slices – Bacon
8 – 16 – Toothpicks
Charcoal Capable Grill
8 slices – Mozzarella Cheese
8 ea – Hamburger Buns
Instructions Part 1:
A tasty, juicy and tender burger is all in the mixing process. We have found through our trials and errors of burger construction this mix design creates burgers that are so moist and tender that you almost don’t need teeth to eat one! Here is the step by step process for the mix:
- Thoroughly crumble apart the 4 pounds of ground beef.
- Sprinkle half the packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix.
- With clean hands, combine the ground beef and dressing mix together.
- Sprinkle the remaining packet of dressing mix and mix again.
- Add half the cup of bread crumbs and mix thoroughly.
- Add the remaining bread crumbs and mix again.
- Thoroughly beat the 2 eggs in a bowl and add to the mix.
- Mix thoroughly until eggs are fully incorporated into the mix
- Form the patties. At 8 ounces each, 4 lbs of ground beef should easily yield 8 burgers.
- Place bacon slices around the outside of the burgers and hold in place with toothpicks.
- Sprinkle Lawry’s All Purpose Beef Seasoning on both sides of the burgers. They are ready!
Instructions Part 2:
It is now time to grill. Hopefully the coals in your grill are all white and ready to go. If you have a grill that has a two layer rack system, your burgers are going to turn out perfectly cooked. Place the burgers on the higher level rack evenly spaced. Close the grill top and open up the vent to let some smoke escape. It is important to close the grill top down so that the coals won’t come to a complete flame from the oxygen.
Allow the burgers to grill for 8 to 10 minutes on the first side. This will give you enough time to melt the butter in a skillet or flat top grill surface. Once the butter is melted, add the Portobello mushrooms, onions, and garlic salt and saute to your preference.
You can now flip your burgers. Let them grill for an additional 8 minutes with top closed. After time has expired, check your burgers. The bacon may be fully cooked or may not. Because the bacon I used was of medium thickness, it wasn’t as crisp as I preferred. I left the top open and allowed the coals to catch oxygen to create a flame. I then moved the burgers down to the lower level and allowed direct contact of burger and flame. This has to be done quickly in order to prevent burning of the burger and bacon.
The burgers are now done and you can begin the construction process. Add the mozzarella cheese to the burgers immediately to promote melting. Top the burgers off with your sauteed mushrooms and onions and add whatever condiments you like. Get ready for a taste buds party!
Note: This recipe mix design for burgers is also great for hamburger steaks smothered in gravy. Just follow the instructions for the mix and prepare the burgers in your favorite skillet. Save the drippings to make a rich brown gravy!
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