Slices of crisped pancetta and melted fontina cheese take the place of bacon and cheddar.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place pancetta on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, flipping the slices halfway through, until crisp, about 15 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

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  • Meanwhile, using your hands, combine ground chuck, salt, chili powder, and paprika in a bowl, and season with pepper. Shape into 4 patties (about 4 inches in diameter).

  • Preheat grill to medium. (If you are using a charcoal grill, coals are ready when you can hold your hand 5 inches above grill for just 5 to 6 seconds.) Grill burgers 4 to 5 minutes. Flip burgers, and top with cheese. Grill 3 to 4 minutes more for medium-rare. Remove, and let rest 5 minutes. Top burgers with pancetta, and serve on buns.

Reviews (2)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
07/17/2013
These were a hit with me and my husband. Good flavor! I used turkey bacon instead of pancetta; they were yummy! The patties do shrink quite a bit, so make them wider than the diameter of your bun.
Rating: Unrated
08/18/2008
These are good but the flavor of the fontina was a bit lost. Make sure you remember to really flatten out your patties or they will puff up...like mine. =)