Special equipment: A round mold, such as the lid to a peanut butter jar or other round container
Divide ground beef into approximately 2 equal portions. Set aside. Line a round mold, such as the lid to a peanut butter jar, with plastic wrap. Pat half of the ground beef into the round mold. Layer with cheese and bacon, being careful not to go too close to the edges. Cover with other half of the ground beef. Press together the edges of ground beef together to seal. Remove the patty from the mold.
Heat the oil in a skillet or over high heat. Cook the patty to desired doneness. Serve plain or on a bun, as desired.
This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.
Recipe courtesy of Bill Blair at Hackney's Restaurant, Glenview, IL