These beef and bacon burgers can be grilled, pan-grilled, broiled, or baked. Simple seasonings and diced bacon make these burgers juicy and delicious.
An egg and bread crumbs bring the ground beef and diced bacon together in these great-tasting burgers. The burgers are flavored with simple seasonings, along with chopped onion and Worcestershire sauce.
For toppings, consider tomatoes, bacon strips, cheese, lettuce, onions, dill pickle slices, or pickled jalapeno pepper rings. See the tips and variations for a variety of homemade spreads and toppings.
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 slices bacon, diced
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/4 cups fresh soft bread crumbs
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
- Combine ground beef, onion, bacon, Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs, egg, salt, and pepper. Mix with hands until blended.
- Shape the ground beef mixture into 4 to 6 burgers and dust them lightly with the flour.
- For fried burgers, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the burgers for 7 to 10 minutes on each side, or until cooked to desired doneness. According to the USDA, the minimum safe temperature for ground beef is 160° F (71° C). See below for grilling and baking instructions.
- Serve the burgers in the split toasted buns with your choice of garnishes and condiments.
Tips and Variations
- Baked Burgers - Heat the oven to 350° F (180° C/Gas 4). Shape the burgers into patties and place on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet or arrange them on a rack placed in a baking pan. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the burgers register at least 160° F (71° C) on an instant-read thermometer.
- Grilled Burgers - Sear the burgers over direct heat for about 4 minutes, turning about halfway through to brown both sides. Move the burgers to indirect heat, cover the grill, and continue cooking until they reach the recommended minimum temperature of 60° F (71° C).
- Beef and Bacon Cheeseburgers - A minute or two before the burgers are done, place a slice of cheese on each burger and continue cooking until the cheese has melted.
Homemade Spreads and Toppings
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