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These Cheese And Bacon-Stuffed Burgers Will Make Your Customers Smile

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If you're looking for a unique dish that will become your restaurant's signature, turn to these cheese and bacon-stuffed burgers. Oozing with gooey cheese and topped with crunchy bacon, they're a stellar signature dish for a bar and grill style restaurant. This recipe shows you how to make the burger mixture ahead and assemble the burgers per order.   

To make approximately 30 burgers, you will need:

  • 10 pounds of ground 80% lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 pounds bacon, raw
  • 2 pounds of cheddar cheese, cut into 2-inch squares about 1/4 inch thick

Preparing the burger mixture:

Follow these instructions to prepare the burger mixture ahead of time, and then keep the mixture in the cooler. When you get an order for a burger, you can quickly follow the instructions in the next section to make it on the spot. This way, every burger you serve your customers will taste freshly made.

  1. Whisk together the eggs, Worcestershire, onion, seasoned salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Add the beef and breadcrumbs, and mix well, using your hands. Be careful not to squish the ground meat; use a delicate touch.
  3. Cover the mixture and store it in the cooler for up to 2 days.

Making a burger to-order:

When you get an order for a burger, follow these steps.

  1. Use a number 6 disher to scoop out the correct amount of burger mixture. If you don't have dishers in your kitchen, you can use a measuring cup to ensure you get 1/2 cup of burger meat mixture.
  2. Use your hands to form the burger into a ball. Take 2 slices of cheddar cheese, and use your fingers to press them into the center of the ball. Mold the meat at the end of the ball back around the edge of the cheese slices so that no cheese is showing. (You'll want to make sure your cheese slices are the recommended 2 x 2 inches before doing this. If they're larger, you'll have a hard time fully covering them in burger meat.) Press down on the ball to create a fat burger patty.
  3. Wrap the burger patty in two slices of bacon. You want the bacon slices to form an x-like pattern across the burger.
  4. Place the burger on a medium-hot grill, and grill for approximately 7 minutes per side.
  5. Remove the burger from the heat, and place it on a bun with your desired toppings before serving.

These burgers are delicious when topped with fried onion strings, specialty mayonnaise, or even barbecue sauce. Experiment with toppings until you find a combination you love, and then choose the toppings for your own signature burger. 


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