“Better thank a burger joint, Mom!”
Now those are words a mother sure likes to hear. Am I right, moms? I know I was pretty jazzed. So I’m going to share the secret with all of you, so you can enjoy the burger AND the compliments that go with it! It’s not much of a secret really, but here it is…
BUY THIS SEASONING PACKET
That’s it, that’s the secret. LOL
Archer Farms brand is found at Target so no one should have much trouble finding it. Unless you live somewhere where there’s no Target…wait, is there such a place??? If there is, I don’t want to live there! hahaha! Cuz I loooove Le Tarjay! You can buy almost anything there. And it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg! Well, perhaps I’ve spent an arm a time or two, but I never spent an arm AND a leg! hahaha! But I digress…back to the burger!
Here are a few other tips to really get the best burger on your plate…and in your mouth! Use ground chuck as opposed to ground beef, ground round, or ground sirloin. Chuck has the most flavor. Also make sure it has some fat in it. No extra lean for this baby. After all, it’s a burger people, not diet food, so let’s not ruin it by worrying about the fat content. Just don’t eat it every night! You can go back on the diet tomorrow. Errr, unless you haven’t GOT a fat bottom and can afford the extra calories that is. :) So get some ground chuck with at least 20% fat. Buy a nice hunk of colby jack, or your favorite cheese and slice it fairly thick. None of that cheese that comes out of a plastic wrapper please! Fry a few slices of a good quality bacon (we like applewood smoked) and set aside. Slice up some ripe, juicy tomatoes, maybe a spanish onion (the purple ones), maybe an avocado if that’s your thing, pickles if you like ‘em, and a nice crisp piece of green leaf lettuce. Now don’t wreck it by putting it on a substandard bun, this is a burger masterpiece we’re creating here folks! Stop by the bakery and get some quality buns. I got some fresh egg buns at a nearby deli and bakery that we love. They also have some amazing kosher dills. Shout out to Katella Deli! Yummm! Good restaurant too, by the way if you live in the Southern California area.
Okay, you’ve got the makings for a great bacon cheeseburger. Now just follow the package instructions on the seasoning. Fire up your bbq and get these babies grilling. We like ours a little pink in the middle, so they’re nice and juicy. Place the cheese on the patties after turning the meat and the burgers are just a minute or two away from your optimal doneness. Butter your buns (the burger buns, I mean!) and toast them on the grill while the cheese melts.
Dress the toasted bun with the condiments of your choice. I suggest a good 1000 Island, or mayo and ketchup, (side track…are you a catsup or a ketchup person? Is that a regional thing?) mustard, whatever. Then build your burger!
Here’s the lineup:
Dressing (aka the wet stuff)
Onion (mine is no ‘O’ but I grilled some for my hubby cuz that’s what he likes. Aren’t I nice?)
Burger with melted cheese
Dress the top bun
Flip the lid and enjoy!
Hope you enjoy Bex Better Than A Burger Joint Bacon Cheeseburger!
Happy Labor Day to all my Fat Bottomed Friends.This is coming to you from Havasu Landing on the California side. Hope you all are having a great holiday weekend also.
Watch for Fat Bottomed BBQ Ribs in the next few days!
(How’s that for a blatant ploy to keep you coming back for more????)