8 for $8 - Broiled BLT Burgers for a Bunch
- 2 (1 lb) packages ground beef
- 14 lb bacon (diced)
- 4 ounces cheese (your choice, shredded)
- 2 tablespoons minced dried onion (optional)
- 1 tablespoon seasoning salt (I use Lawry's) (optional)
- 1 tomatoes (thinly sliced)
- 8 lettuce leaves
- 1 (8 count) package buns
- 12 cup Miracle Whip
- 14 cup mustard (I use prepared yellow)
- Dice bacon into small pieces and fry in a skillet until just done, but not crispy.
- Use a slotted spoon and place bacon bits onto a paper towel lined plate to drain and cool.
- In a large bowl, combine the hamburger, cooled bacon bits, dried minced onion, seasoning salt (if using), and the cheese.
- Mix thoroughly.
- and divide the mixture into 8 - 1/4 pound patties.
- (Make patties slighty larger than the buns, and using your thumb, press a divot into the center of each.
- This will keep the patties from getting plumped in the center and make for more even cooking).
- Place the patties onto a wax paper lined sheet pan and cover with plastic wrap.
- Place the sheet pan into fridge for approx 2 hours (this will get the dried onions to soften), OR: You could place the sheet pan in the freezer for an hour and then wrap each patty in wax paper and put them all in a zip-lock bag to keep in the freezer to use later.
- Meanwhile, make the spread by combining the salad dressing and mustard in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and place it into the fridge until needed.
- When ready to cook, remove patties from fridge and place on counter to get the chill off (approx 15 minutes).
- Place an oven rack in the center position of the oven and turn it to the broil setting.
- Place patties onto a broiler pan, and place in heated oven.
- Broil approx 5 - 6 minutes, flip over and broil to desired temp (rare, medium, well, etc).
- Remove when done, and let rest on top of the stove.
- Tent the pan with foil.
- Leave broiler on.
- Lay the buns on the center rack, split side up, and lightly toast them.
- Keep an eye on them, they go quick!
- Slather each toasted bun with some of the spread mixture, and add a patty.
- Top with a leaf of lettuce, a slice of tomato and the top of the bun.
- I'm sure these would grill up just fine on a gas or charcoal grill (its only a burger, right?).
- I only had the use of 2 ovens/broilers at the church when I cooked these.
- Also, they do travel well if you pre-make the patties at home and want to take them elsewhere to cook (like maybe camping or a tailgate party).