May is National Burger Month. So let’s celebrate. Hamburgers can be delicious just as is or you can get really creative. I chose to get creative. I went all Texas on this burger: steak seasoning, BBQ sauce, bacon, and fried onion straws. Yee-haw!
I prefer everything a little louder. So I actually used 1 teaspoon of cumin, a heaping teaspoon garlic powder, and smoked salt.
Servings: 6 burgersHardware: Measuring spoons and cups, mixing bowl, no-powder latex gloves, a spatula, a heavy bottom frying pan
Time: Prep-10 minutes, Cook-10-12 minutes
- 1 ½ pounds ground beef (the best that you can afford)
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon minced, dried onion
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup ketchup
- ½ cup bread crumbs
- 6 buns, 6 slices of cheese (I used white cheddar) BBQ sauce, 6 slices of bacon-cut in half, fried onion straws (Durkee)
- Cooking spray
- This is easiest to do with your hands. Put on the gloves. Mix the beef and the next 8 ingredients together. Don’t over handle the beef as it will make tough burgers.
- Divide the ground beef into 6 equal patties. Make a small dimple in the center of each burger. Spray the pan with cooking spray (or use the fat in the pan you cooked the bacon in- which I did.) Heat the pan over medium-high. Place the burgers into the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes and then flip. Cook for 5-6 more minutes. Place a cheese slice onto each burger during the last minute or so of cooking so that it will melt.
- To serve, place the warm burgers onto the split buns, cheese side up. Top each burger with 2 half bacon slices, 1½ tablespoons of BBQ sauce and fried onion straws.