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Recipe From from Weber's Big Book of Grilling™ by Jamie Purviance and Sandra S. McRae

Classic Bacon Cheeseburgers

  • People

    Serves 6

  • Prep Time

    15 min.

  • Grilling Time

    8 to 10 min.

Serves 6
Prep Time
15 min.
Grilling Time
8 to 10 min.

the Ingredients

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  • 6 slices bacon
  • 910 grams ground chuck (80% lean)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • 6 leaves crisp lettuce
  • 6 slices tomato
  • Ketchup (optional)
  • Mustard (optional)


  • 01 In a large skillet over medium heat on the stove, fry the bacon until crisp, 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally. Transfer the bacon onto paper towels to drain.
  • 02 Gently form the ground chuck into six patties of equal size, each about 18 millimeters thick. Season both sides with salt and pepper. With your thumb or the back of a spoon, make a shallow indentation about 2.5 centimeters) wide in the center of the patties to keep them from forming a dome as they cook. Refrigerate until ready to grill.
  • 03 Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat (200° to 260°C). 
  • 04 Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the patties over direct medium-high heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to medium doneness (70ºC), 8 to 10 minutes, turning once. During the last minute of grilling time, top each patty with a slice of cheese to melt and toast the buns over direct heat.
  • 05 Build each cheeseburger on a bun with a lettuce leaf, a slice of tomato, a patty, and a slice of bacon. Serve with ketchup and mustard, if desired.

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