Sep 1, 2017

Bacon and Swiss BurgersRecipe from Weber's Real Grilling™ by Jamie Purviance

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Fresh Produce

  • 0.25 oz fresh thyme
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 yellow onions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 3 slice bacon
  • 1.5 lb ground chuck

Oil and Spices

  • 0.5 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 0.5 tsp kosher salt


  • 0.25 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce


  • 4 oz Swiss cheese


  • 4 hamburger buns


  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves
  • 1½ pounds ground chuck (80% lean)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 4 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 8 medium slices tomato


  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy, about 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Drain the bacon on paper towels, reserving the fat in the skillet. Cook the onion in the fat over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and thyme. Continue to cook until the garlic has softened, about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer the onion mixture to a small bowl and let cool. Finely chop the bacon.
  2. In a medium bowl mix the ground chuck with the Worcestershire, salt, pepper, hot pepper sauce, the onion mixture, and the bacon. Gently shape into four patties of equal size and thickness, 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. This will help the patties cook evenly and prevent them from puffing on the grill.

  3. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450° to 550°F).
  4. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the patties over direct high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until cooked to medium doneness, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once. During the last minute of grilling time, place a slice of cheese on each patty to melt, and grill the hamburger buns, cut side down, until toasted. Serve warm, with tomatoes, ketchup, and/or mustard.

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