Aug 29, 2014

Texas SquealersRecipe by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

3 Reviews

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 6 leaf Boston lettuce
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 white onions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 10 slice bacon
  • 1.5 lb ground chuck (80% lean)

Oil and Spices

  • 0.25 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 0.75 tsp granulated onion
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil


  • 0.25 cup mayonnaise
  • 12 slice pickle chips
  • 0.25 cup whole-grain mustard
  • 4 tsp Worcestershire sauce


  • 6 oz cheddar cheese


  • 6 hamburger buns



  • 10 thin slices bacon, about ½ pound total, frozen for at least 4 hours
  • 1½ pounds ground chuck (80% lean)
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ teaspoon granulated onion
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Vegetable oil
  • 6 thin slices cheddar cheese
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • Mayonnaise
  • 6 leaves Boston lettuce
  • 3 medium tomatoes, each cut crosswise into 4 slices about ¼ inch thick
  • 9–12 slices pickle chips
  • 6 thin slices white onion
  • Whole-grain mustard


  1. Using a sharp knife, mince the frozen bacon (a food processor would overprocess it). Mix all the patty ingredients, and then gently form six patties of equal size, each about ¾ inch thick. With your thumb or the back of a spoon, make a shallow indentation about 1 inch wide in the center of each patty to prevent them from forming a dome as they cook. Refrigerate the patties until ready to grill.

  2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat (400° to 450°F).

  3. Lightly brush the patties with oil, and then grill over direct medium-high heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to medium doneness (160°F), 8 to 10 minutes, turning once. During the last 30 seconds to 1 minute of grilling time, top each patty with a slice of cheese to melt, and toast the buns, cut side down, over direct heat.

  4. Spread each bottom bun half with mayonnaise and top with lettuce, tomatoes, a patty, pickles, and onion. Spread each top bun half with mustard. Serve warm.

3 Reviews

Average Rating

Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Arlene S

Delicious burgers

The recipe was good but I added 1/4 tsp. Chipoltle Chili powder and that gave them just enough kick and had people saying "hmmm, what is in the burger". I like to make each recipe my own by adding a touch or two.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Neil M

What does "sqealers" mean? The added bacon?

It's OK but you need at least 3/4 tsp pepper and 1-2 tsp of salt.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

Rating: 5 stars

Apr 29, 2016

Jerry C

Texas Squealed

Great recipe. Gave me an idea for adding some changes to the recipe. Never thought of adding bacon this way. I'm going to try adding some cheese crumbles.

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Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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