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Ultimate Steakhouse Burger

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“This is by far the best burger recipe I have tried. It is a recipe I clipped from a magazine--sorry folks, just can't remember which one. TRY THESE you'll never fix a plain hamburger again. They are so tender and juicy and the bacon fat adds just a hint of smoky flavor. I don't think you'll be sorry!”
READY IN:
17mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 -2 slice white bread, crusts removed, cut into 1 inch pieces. (about 1 cup)
  • 14 cup milk
  • 1 12 lbs of 85- 90% lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large garlic cloves, very finely minced
  • vegetable oil, for grill rack

Directions

  1. Fry bacon in skillet. Place 3 tablespoons of bacon fat into heatproof bowl and set in refrigerator while preparing other ingredients.
  2. Put bread in bowl, add milk, and let mixture sit about 5 minutes. Using a fork, mash bread and milk till smooth paste forms.
  3. Break up beef into small bits into a medium size bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then add garlic, bread paste, and reserved chilled bacon fat. Lightly knead all ingredients to mix and incorporate. Divide into 4 patties.
  4. Oil cooking grate and grill burgers over a very hot fire, without squeezing down on them, until well seared on both sides (7-10 mins depending on preference for doneness). Top burgers with bacon previously cooked. Serve on buns.

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