- 1 pound 85/15 lean ground beef
- 1 Tbl Montreal Steak Seasoning
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, cubed
- 8 slices bacon
- 1 tbl brown sugar
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- Lay the bacon flat on a plate and sprinkle 1/2 of the brown sugar over it.
- In a 12-inch skillet over medium heat cook the bacon for 4-5 minutes or until slightly crispy on one side.
- Flip over and sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar.
- Cook until very crisp, 4-6 more minutes.
- Lay the bacon on a plate and allow to cool.
- Chop up the bacon into small pieces.
- In a bowl add the beef, steak seasoning, cheese cubes, bacon pieces and maple syrup.
- Mix just until combined (do not overwork the meat.
- Form into patties gently indenting the top of one side to help prevent “doming”.
- In the same skillet that the bacon was cooked in, put the flame to medium.
- Add the patties to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on one side. *Note I like my burgers medium. If you like them still mooing, cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Flip, reduce the flame to medium-low and cover with a lid for ~4-5 minutes. *Note I like my burgers medium. If you like them still mooing, cook 3-4 minutes.
- Test with a thermometer – beef should be 160-165F.
I kept the garnish simple – more melted cheddar on top and baby spinach. It needs nothing else.