Smoky Cheddar Burgers
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 ounces smoked cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  1. Preheat grill or broiler. Cook bacon in a small skillet over medium heat, turning once, until browned and crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon into a medium bowl.
  2. Add cheese to bowl; stir. Add beef, bread crumbs, salt and pepper; mix with a fork until just blended. Form beef mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Grill or broil burgers, turning once, until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Place each burger on a bun. Top with tomato, onion and lettuce.