Bacon-Chuck Burgers

Main Course

Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture

Makes 6 burgers.

  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup toasted breadcrumbs
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • burger buns, condiments, and garnish of choice
  • Spicy Fries, Roasted Mushrooms and Onions, for serving

Bacon-Chuck Burgers

Bacon-Chuck Burgers

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Gently combine chuck, bacon, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper, taking care to not overwork meat. Divide into 6 portions and shape into burgers; make an indentation in the center of both sides of each patty to avoid the “hill” in the center after cooking.
Lightly oil a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook burgers to desired degree of doneness, turning once; no matter how tempting, resist the urge to flatten the burgers with a spatula. You’ll press out all the yummy goodness.
Remove to a rack set over paper towels to drain; have guests assemble burgers as desired.

Try this: After cooking the burgers, deglaze the pan with a generous splash of beer, stock, or water. Cook, scraping up all the browned bits until reduced; taste, adjust seasoning, and drizzle over cooked burgers. Have plenty of napkins on hand.


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