The cheeseburger is possibly the most popular meal in America. When asking our friends and family what their favorite meal was when growing up as a kid the answer was always in one from or another related back to the classic hamburger. Here's one of many takes on the bacon cheeseburger.
Start by lightly seasoning the ground beef with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Form the ground beef into a hamburger patty.
Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
While the cast iron skillet is heating quickly make the sauce. In a bowl add the mayonnaise, ketchup, kosher salt, black pepper, and paprika. Stir until all of the ingredients are thoroughly combined and set aside.
When the cast iron skillet is hot sear both sides of the patty making sure to get a nice crust and color. Since we used fresh ground beef from the local butcher we will cook to 135 °F otherwise we recommend following the USDA guidelines when cooking ground beef.
When done remove the patty and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile slice the hamburger bun in half and toast until a little color starts to show. When done begin building the burger.
Start by adding the sauce to the bottom burger bun. Next pile on lettuce, the burger patty, cheese, more lettuce, pickles, and finally the bacon. When satisfied with your creation finally add the top piece of the bun, serve and enjoy.
We estimate this burger to weigh in at about 909 calories. If you decide to share half with your favorite friend then it cuts it down to about 455 calories.
Recommended Serving Size: 1/2 Burger (Approximately 455 cal.)
Total Servings: Approximately 2
Below are a few of the items used to create the finished result. The curated items below and ingredients above have been carefully selected and represent what we believe to be the best balance between quality and cost.