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Bacon Cheeseburgers

This perfect recipe for bacon cheeseburgers is courtesy of Joey Campanaro.

  • yield: Makes 6

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons madras curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef brisket
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef sirloin
  • 6 slices American cheese
  • 12 slices bacon, preferably applewood-smoked
  • 6 Homemade Hamburger Buns, sliced lengthwise
  • Lettuce, for serving (optional)
  • Sliced tomato, for serving (optional)
  • Sliced red onion, for serving (optional)
  • Pickles, for serving (optional)
  • Ketchup, for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a small bowl, mix together curry powder, cayenne pepper, and 2 tablespoons salt until well combined; set spice mixture aside.

  2. Step 2

    Preheat a grill: If using a charcoal grill, make a fire in your grill. When the charcoals are completely covered in gray ash, hold your hand about 5 inches above the grill grid; count how many seconds you can comfortably leave it there. When you can hold your hand above the grill for 1 to 2 seconds, you have high heat and are ready to grill. If you are using a gas grill, heat the grill for 15 minutes with the lid closed. Before beginning to cook, make sure the knobs are turned to high.

  3. Step 3

    In a large bowl, using clean hands, mix together brisket and sirloin until well combined; season with salt and pepper. Divide meat equally into 6 balls, and flatten each into a patty about 3/4 inch thick. Sprinkle both sides of each patty with spice mixture, reserving any remaining spice mixture for another use.

  4. Step 4

    Place burger on grill, directly over heat, cooking for about 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare; top burgers with bacon and cover with cheese during the last minute of cooking.

  5. Step 5

    Meanwhile, place bacon on grill and cook until crisp, about 1 minute. Place burgers on the bottom half of each bun and top with 2 slices bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, and ketchup as desired. Top with remaining bun halves and serve immediately. Serve pickles on the side.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, September Summer 2008

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Reviews (2)

  • DavidHarleyThe3rd 7 Jul, 2011

    I just made thas wonderful hamburger, and simply put it's the best I've ever had.

    I used high quality, fresh Madras curry that I grounded myself. The taste was truly amazing. The cooking method was also spot on.

  • danikac 5 Oct, 2008

    On the show I think they used cheddar, not American