Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger

SERVES 4

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WHAT'S NEEDED
HOW TO MAKE
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck (15 to 20 percent fat content)
  • 1 pound bacon
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Desired amount of Cholula® Original Hot Sauce

    Bacon Weave

  • 1
    Lay down 6-8 strips of bacon vertically so that they are right up against each other with their fatty sides all facing one direction. The width should match the length of the strips.
  • 2
    Fold every other strip in half onto itself. Lay one strip of bacon perpendicular to those strips, against the back of the folds. Unfold those flipped strips back over the perpendicular strip.
  • 3
    Repeat the above with the columns in between and another perpendicular strip.
  • 4
    Repeat again with the first set of strips. Continue until the weave is complete. There should be the same number of strips going down as there are going across.
  • 5
    Fry bacon weave in a large pan, top with Cholula Original and divide into 4 pieces

  • For Burger

  • 1
    Season beef with salt and pepper and divide into 4 evenly formed balls.
  • 2
    Press beef onto grill and flip when a crust begins to form. Cook to desired doneness.
  • 3
    Top each burger with a slice of cheese and cook until melting. Cheese will melt faster if burgers are covered.
  • 4
    Transfer to buns. Top with more Cholula Original, lettuce, tomato, onion, and any other fixings you enjoy!