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National Cheeseburger Day

A cheesy sandwich to celebrate an American phenomenon.

Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, blue cheese, cheddar, cheese, green tomato, hot dog, sandiwich
Servings: 6 burgers
Author: HelenFern
  • 2 pounds 80/20 Ground Beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped hunter bacon (a thick cut of bacon)
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon liquid hickory smote
  • 6 Kaiser rolls
  • 6 thick slices cheese of your choice
  • tomato slices
  • lettuce leaves
  • onions
  • pickles
  • Mustard, ketchup or whatever you want!
  1. Cook the bacon and chop it into small pieces. 

  2. The day before or the morning of, mix the meat with the bacon, bourbon, liquid hickory, salt and pepper. I use my hands and mix and squeeze until it's mixed well.

  3. Cover and refrigerate at least six hours (overnight is good too).

  4. When you're ready to eat, form the cold meat into patties and grill on a pre-heated medium-high grill until it reaches the degree of doneness you prefer. We like rare to medium-rare.

  5. While they're cooking, cut up the condiments and brush the buns with olive oil.

  6. About 3 minutes before the burgers are done, put the buns on the grill and toast to a golden brown.

  7. At the same time, top the burgers with the cheeses of choice - one or all!

  8. Serve buffet style - and don't forget the pickles!

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