Usually my cravings revolve around a few key food items.
A few weeks ago, however, I found myself in desperate need of a burger.
I suppose I could have gone out and ordered one at just about any restaurant. But I didn’t want to do that. I wanted to make my own.
wanted needed there to be bacon in this picture.
There’s nothing particularly fancy going on with these burgers. There are no pretentious toppings, no fancy condiments. In fact, I usually have a hard time eating a burger with too many toppings – I make an enormous mess, truth be told – which is why I opted to put the bacon inside of the burger instead of on top. Yes, approximately 1/5 of my culinary decisions are made based on the fact that I am a 4-year-old and should really just have a bib and/or drop cloth on/around me at all times.
Don’t over-complicate this situation. A little cheese, maybe some mashed avocado…it’s really all you need. Sometimes it’s nice to know you can just keep things simple.
- 1 pound ground beef, brought to room temperature
- 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 4-ounce can diced green chilies
- Salt and pepper
- ¼ cup barbeque sauce
- 4 slices cheese (optional, but highly recommended)
- In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, crumbled bacon and green chilies. Season with a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Form into 4 patties.
- Turn your grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Once hot, place burgers on grill. While the first side cooks, brush the other side with the barbeque sauce. After about 4 minutes, flip burgers and brush the other side with the barbeque sauce. If using the cheese, now would be a good time to place it on each burger. Cook for approximately another 3-4 minutes (for a medium burger). Remove from heat and serve with your desired toppings (I highly suggest keeping things simple with a little lettuce, tomato and mashed avocado...but that is entirely up to you).