Kate's Cuisine

Aug 13 2010

Now That’s a Burger!

2 pounds lean ground beef $8.22
1 onion, halved $0.47
1 cup bread crumbs $0.42
2 eggs, beaten $0.34
2 tablespoons worcestershire $0.24
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard $0.24
1 cup chopped fresh parsley $0.50
1 tablespoon garlic powder $0.39
1 tablespoon dried oregano $0.60
1 tablespoon paprika $0.48
12 – 14 slices bacon $3.36
8 slices Parmigiano Reggiano $9.89
1 tablespoon vegetable oil $0.07
Salt and pepper $0.02

Total Cost   $25.24

1.) Unwrap ground beef and place in a bowl. Over top of bowl and with a hand grater, grate each half of the onion over the beef. Then add: bread crumbs, eggs, worcestershire, Dijon, parsley, garlic powder, oregano, and Paprika. Mix until thoroughly combined and then form into round hamburger patties.

2.) Lightly oil grill and set to medium heat. Brush each patty on each side lightly with oil and place onto grill when hot. Grill for about 4 – 6 minutes on one side and then flip patty. Grill for another 4 – 6 minutes. Flip burger once more, and cook for another 3 minutes on each side.

3.) When getting close to the end of cooking time, lay out bacon, across the width of the plate, and laying side by side each other. Do this four different times, for four different burgers. Then, on top of each set of bacon slices, lay two slices of Parmigiana Reggiano. When burgers are just about done, but not quite, take off the grill and lay one each on top of the cheese. Then wrap the ends of the bacon up and over the sides of the burger, laying them each over the up-side of the burger and across each other. Then, add more oil to your grill if necessary.

4.) Place burgers back on the grill, with the seam side down (the place where the strips cross) on the grill. Grill until the bacon is crisp and then flip to cook the bacon on the other side. Do this with all sides of the burger, making sure all bacon gets cooked, and with all burgers. This should take another 5 – 10 minutes.

5.) When finished, take off grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

6.) Serve and enjoy!

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