Perfect Bacon Cheeseburgers
- 3 pounds 80/20 ground beef
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 6 to 8 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco
- 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 6 kaiser rolls
- Softened butter, for spreading, plus 2 tablespoons
- 6 slices Cheddar
- 6 slices cooked bacon, halved
Place the beef into a medium mixing bowl. Add the cream, hot sauce, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. With clean hands, mix the meat well. Set aside.
Next, slice the rolls in half and spread each half with some softened butter. Place the rolls face-down on a skillet over medium heat. Lightly grill the rolls so they're nice and golden. Let the rolls cool on a plate until you need them.
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add the butter. Form the beef mixture into 6 patties and place in the skillet, in batches if needed. Allow each to cook about 4 minutes on the first side, flip them and place a slice of Cheddar on to melt.
When the patties are done in the middle, place them on the base of the halved buns. Top each with 2 pieces of the bacon and top with the other half of the rolls.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond