Grilled Bacon Burgers with Caramelized Onion
Why put bacon on your burger when you can put bacon in it?
Why This Recipe Works
Changing bacon from an add-on to an add-in promised savory, bacony bliss in every bite. But mixing raw bacon with raw ground beef overworked and compressed the patties so that they cooked up tough and dry, and cooked crumbled bacon—though it mixed in better—tasted too crunchy. For the most bacon flavor and juicy texture, we processed raw bacon in the food processor and then cooked it briefly in a skillet so it would incorporate easily into the ground beef and disperse more bacon flavor throughout the burgers while staying moist and juicy. To take these burgers to even higher heights, we topped them with crumbled blue cheese and onion that we sautéed in some of the leftover bacon fat.