Everyone loves a burger…everyone (with the exception of my wife) loves it more when it has bacon and blue cheese on it.
There are only two cooking methods for a burger: flat top or grill. The both have their merits. Today we are cooking on the grill. Your George Foreman grill is not a grill. Return it.
Start with good ground beef.
Scratch that…start with a drink:
Then, move to the ground beef.
Season well with smoked paprika, some shots of cayenne, and Cavender’s Greek Seasoning.
Form a patty. I use this press for consistency.
Cook the bacon. Save the fat.
Fire up the grill. When the grill is hot, grill the buns. Use good buns…seriously. You need to put some fat on the buns beforehand. You can use butter or bacon fat (from the bacon you just made). As I am very health conscious, I use both.
When the buns are done grill the burgers. A little extra seasoning on the burgers at this point is a good idea.
Leave them alone on the grill…play with them too much and they will fall apart.
Get your blue cheese.
Remove the burgers from the grill (medium is perfect).
Turn on your oven’s broiler.
Assemble the burgers (bun, burger, bacon, blue cheese) on a baking sheet.
Place them under the broiler until the cheese is melted.
Garnish and consume with the beverage of your choice.