July 10, 2009

Bacon-Barbecue Burgers



Ingredients:
1 lb 93% lean ground beef or sirloin
1/3 cup crumbled, cooked center cut bacon
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons Montreal steak seasoning*
1 1/2 tablespoons minced cubanelle pepper
1 small onion, minced

additional barbecue sauce

Directions:
With a light hand, mix all ingredients together. Form into four equal, 1/4 inch thick patties.




Brush one side of each patty with additional barbecue sauce. Place the burgers, sauce side up, on a hot grill.




About halfway through the cooking time, flip the burgers. Place mesquite chips in a foil packet, poke holes in the foil, and place on the coals. Cover and cook until the burgers are to your desired doneness. Serve on hamburger rolls.



*I used this. I've seen other brands refer to a similar mix as "Canadian" steak seasoning.


My thoughts:
my grill friday

These slightly over the top burgers are sure to become a new favorite. For best results, use lean beef and bacon. Higher fat meats may cause the burgers to fall apart during grilling. Believe me, you won't miss the extra fat. Between the smoky bacon, the peppery cubanelle and the yummy barbecue sauce, they are bursting with flavor and quite juicy.