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Bacon Burger with Red Onion Jam and Roasted Garlic Herb Mayo

Bacon Burger with Red Onion Jam and Roasted Garlic Mayo

Bacon Burger with Red Onion Jam and Roasted Garlic Herb Mayo - crispy bacon is incorporated into the ground beef before grilling, then accompanied with two equally delicious homemade condiments in what may be the most flavorful burger we've ever made.
Course BBQ/Grilling
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Author Barry C. Parsons

Ingredients

For the burger patties.

  • 1 1/4 pounds medium to lean ground beef
  • 8 slices thick cut smoked bacon

For the Roasted Garlic Mayo

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cloves small head of roasted garlic about 6
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh herbs (use any you like I used a little rosemary, chives and oregano because that is what I had on hand.)
  • pinch salt and pepper

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Instructions

To prepare the burger patties

  1. Cut the bacon slices into a fine dice and cook until most of the pfat has been rendered out and the bacon begins to crisp.
  2. Drain off the fat and cool the cooked bacon bits to room temperature.
  3. When cool, mix the bacon bits with the ground beef and form into 4 patties about 4 1/2 inches wide.
  4. You can leave the patties in the fridge overnight if you like but it's good to make them at least a couple of hours beforehand, to let the flavor of the bacon permeate the meat.

To prepare the Roasted Garlic and Herb Mayo

  1. Simply pulse all of the ingredients together in a blender until the roasted garlic has been fully incorporated and the mayo is smooth.

To make the burgers

  1. Grill the burger patties until fully cooked, about 3-4 minutes per side. Add the sliced cheese when you flip the burgers so that it has time to melt.
  2. Add the red onion jam to the bottom half of the bun before adding the burger pattie. Top with lettuce and tomato. Spread the mayo on the top bun and serve.