This thick, juicy, succulent burger is grilled to perfection, then topped with smokey bacon and sharp Cheddar cheese. You'll love the taste and texture of the home-ground meat!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place feed shaft, blade, and 1/4-inch die of meat grinder in the freezer until well-chilled. Arrange beef sirloin, beef chuck, and beef brisket chunks on rimmed baking sheet, leaving space between each piece and freeze for 10 minutes until meat is firm, but not frozen.

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  • Combine beef and pass meat through grinder twice. Shape ground meat evenly into four patties about 2 inches thick and 5 inches wide. Refrigerate until ready to grill.

  • Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Brush kaiser buns with melted butter.

  • Arrange bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels.

  • Toast buns on the preheated grill until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from grill and set aside.

  • Place beef patties on the grill and cook until burgers are hot and slightly pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Top each patty with a slice of Cheddar cheese and continue cooking until cheese is melted, about 1 minute more.

  • Stir mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, dill pickle, garlic powder, and paprika in a bowl; spread mixture over toasted buns. Place patties on prepared kaiser buns and season with salt and pepper. Top burgers with 4 slices bacon, 2 slices tomato, and 1 lettuce leaf.

Cook's Note:

Burgers can be prepared in a cast-iron skillet or broiled, but grilling is best!

Nutrition Facts

928.7 calories; 46.8 g protein; 27 g carbohydrates; 159.2 mg cholesterol; 2060.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2014
WOW! I've never ground my own beef for burgers but with it being such a beautiful day today (finally!) I wanted to try something special. These were simple enough to make and you could really taste the difference in the meat. We loved the sauce and just everything about this burger was an absolute hit! I will def be making these again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2016
The sauce was bland Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2014
WOW! I've never ground my own beef for burgers but with it being such a beautiful day today (finally!) I wanted to try something special. These were simple enough to make and you could really taste the difference in the meat. We loved the sauce and just everything about this burger was an absolute hit! I will def be making these again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2014
WOW! I've never ground my own beef for burgers but with it being such a beautiful day today (finally!) I wanted to try something special. These were simple enough to make and you could really taste the difference in the meat. We loved the sauce and just everything about this burger was an absolute hit! I will def be making these again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2016
This recipe tastes good but I feel it misses the point; a delicious blend of tasty beef. Be simple. When I make this blend I toast the buns and spread mayo on the bottom half of each bun followed by some fresh ground pepper. Two minutes before grilling the burgers sprinkle 1/4 tsp. salt on each one then place salt side down on the grill. Salt again 2 minutes before turning. When the hot burger is placed on the bottom half of the bun the mayo and pepper combine to make a complementing sauce. That's it. Place bun tops on and enjoy a great beef burger. If you must put something else on a little fresh lettuce tomato and onion on top of the patty wont kill it. Also I have found that a 5 oz. patty is a perfect amount of beef for this blend. It's a burger for the gods. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2017
try adding 1/2 cup sour cream to the sause Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2019
I will for sure make it again. I used pretzel bun instead. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2016
Fantastic burgers! My boyfriend and I didn't change a thing to this recipe and they turned out delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2016
The sauce was bland Read More