Bacon-Onion Burgers

Bacon-Onion Burger

Loaded with crisp pieces of bacon and sautéed onion, these juicy burgers will be your new go-to recipe.

Bacon-Onion Burger
Makes 8
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  1. 8 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces
  2. 1⁄2 cup chopped red onion
  3. 3 pounds ground round beef (90% lean, 10% fat)
  4. 11⁄2 teaspoons kosher salt
  5. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  6. 8 slices sharp Cheddar cheese
  7. 8 hamburger buns
  8. Toppings: romaine lettuce, ketchup, sliced red onion
  1. In a large cast-iron skillet, cook bacon until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon using a slotted spoon, and let drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet. Add onion to skillet; cook until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove onion with drippings, and let cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bacon, cooked onion, salt, and pepper. Divide mixture into 8 portions, and shape each portion into a 5-inch patty.
  3. In same skillet, cook burgers in batches until desired degree of doneness is reached, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Add cheese during last minute of cooking.
  4. Serve on buns with lettuce, ketchup, and red onion.
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