There is nothing earth shattering here. It's simply taking two of the greatest tasting things on earth...bacon and greatest tasting things on earth...the hamburger. 1+1+1=10.
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
2 jalapeños, minced
Fresh ground black pepper
6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1-1/2 pounds ground beef (at least 20% fat)
4 burger buns
- Make the filling: In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar, mozzarella and jalapeños. Season with salt and pepper and then fold in bacon.
- Form ground beef into 8 thin patties. Spoon 1/4 cup of filling mixture on to one patty, then place a second patty on top. Pinch edges to seal burger. Repeat with remaining patties.
- Prepare a grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Season burgers on both sides with chili powder, salt and pepper. Place on grill and cook for 5 minutes per side.
- Remove burgers from grill, place in buns and serve.
Pairing: It's July and it's grilled burgers. A really cold beer, please.
|Grogs and Goldie, 1956|