I was watching the Rachel Ray show last week and she showed this burger recipe that is a little different and looked SO good. Sometimes it's nice to add a little variety to my staple favorites and also be able to use the ingredients in multiple meals.
Maple-Dijon Bacon Burgers
- 12 slices bacon
- 1/2 cup real maple syrup
- 2 tbsp grainy dijon mustard
- course black pepper
- 1 1/2 lb ground beef
- 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- canola oil
- 1/2 lb extra sharp white cheddar, sliced (or whatever cheese you prefer)
- 4 medium eggs
- 4 sandwich sized english muffins, toasted and lightly buttered
- Heat oven to 375 degrees
- Arrange the bacon on a wire rack set over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Whisk up syrup, dijon and black pepper
- Drizzle half the syrup over top of bacon and bake 15 minutes. Flip bacon and baste them with the remainder syrup. Bake 5-8 minutes more until crisp. Remove from oven and reserve
- Season beef with worcestershire, salt and pepper. Form 4 patties
- Heat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat, drizzle with a little canola oil and cook patties 8-10 minutes turning once, melting cheese on burgers in last 2 minutes of cook time
- Remove patties to plate, wipe pan and add eggs. Cook to desired doneness, over-easy or up.
- Place cheeseburgers on english muffins and top with bacon and an egg
(I cut the recipe in half because there's only the 2 of us)