I cannot tell a lie, as soon as summer time comes around I don’t like to cook in the kitchen or eat inside. I’m all about the al fresco dining and being outside enjoying the cool night air.
Any cooking I need to do is done on the grill and it’s usually chicken, seafood or steak. Today though I had a craving for a burger and used it as an excuse to fire up my new TRU Infrared Char-Broil Commercial Series Grill. You might be wondering about that last part. Let me explain, have you ever had crazy flare-ups because the fat or oil is dripping from your meat? I know it drives me crazy, but because of infrared technology and the flame being covered with special stainless steel plates, you can safely sear any food at a high heat directly over the flame. This is the same method as some restaurant chains use and produces a much juicier steak. I like my burgers simple which means no lettuce or tomato although adding thick slices of cheddar and crispy bacon might seem like I’m canceling that thought out but bacon and cheese are just so darn tasty.
Onions are a must have for me also and if I have time I’ll caramelize a bunch but i can roll with some sliced raw rings if I need to. So how did the grill perform your dying to know…well the flare-ups were gone so my bacon cheeseburger didn’t receive any scorch marks or dry spots so I’d say the TRU- Infrared system done it’s job…the burger tasted amazing!
Cheddar Bacon Cheeseburger
- For The Burger!
- 1 pound ground beef
- salt and cracked black pepper
- 1/2 cup diced green onions
- 6 slices cooked bacon
- 4 slices sharp cheddar
- 1/4 onion diced
- 2 brioche buns sliced and toasted
- Ketchup or your favorite condiments
- In a bowl combine the ground beef and green onion. Season well with salt and pepper.
- Form the beef into two patties and flatten evenly.
- Preheat your Char-Broil grill to a high heat and then turn one side down to low.
- Once the grill is hot, place the burgers on to the direct heat side of the grill.
- Sear without moving for about 2-3 minutes.
- Flip the patties over and sear the other side.
- Move the burgers to the indirect heat side of the grill and cook until your desired doneness.
- Place two slices of the cheese on top of each burger and melt.
- Place each burger onto a bun, top with the bacon and raw onion.
- Serve at once with a fresh salad