Classic bacon cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato and a good slather of mayo makes this the perfect addition to your 4th of July party.
Course Burger, Cheeseburger, Dinner, Lunch
Keyword bacon, burger, cheeseburger
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 20minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Author Alida Ryder
for the burger patties
large handful fresh parsleyfinely chopped
black pepperto taste
for the cheeseburgers
8slicesbaconcooked to your preference
4butter-toasted bread rolls
Fry the onion in a large frying pan in a splash of olive oil until golden brown. Add the garlic and fry for another 30 seconds then remove from the heat. Allow to cool to room temperature.
Mix the cooled onions with the beef, parsley, breadcrumbs, egg, salt and pepper. To test the seasoning, fry a teaspoon-full of the mixture in the pan you cooked the onions in. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
Divide the mixture into 5-6 (depending on how you big you want the patties), and form patties with wet hands.
Place on a tray lined with baking paper and place in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
When the patties have rested, heat a large cast iron pan/griddle pan until hot then cook the burgers until charred and cooked to your preference. (You can also cook the burgers on a braai/barbecue.)
Remove from the heat, top with the cheese and cover with foil for 2 minutes.
Top the buns with a generous spoonful of mayo, lettuce, tomato, the patty with cheese and finally bacon.