Disclaimer I was given this for reviewing purposes and to use to make Bacon Stuffed Cheeseburgers. No monetary compensation was given and all opinions are mine and truthful to the experiences in my kitchen. The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.I am a huge burger fanatic!! It is that one thing that will always be worth the Weight Watchers points for me. Eating out can add up fast so when I was offered the chance to review I went for it!! We decided to make Bacon Stuffed Cheeseburgers, with of course the highlight being bacon!! There is no way you can go wrong with anything bacon right??
First up the burger press. I was truly surprised how easy it was to use. I have always tried making burgers by hand and was always left with a big clumpy mess, that never cooks well on the grill or survives being flipped!!! In fact, if you want to know how easy this was to use my seven years old made our burger patties for us!!! I spray mine with a nonstick spray to stop the raw burger from sticking it
We used 80% lean ground beef we bought from Zaycon fresh (You can sign up for Zaycon -> here and see why I love Zaycon -> here) in bulk and thawed out. Michael had a blast pulling out the meat and flattening it into the burger press. Once we got the bottom of it covered with beef Michael pressed down with the handle piece to evenly flatten out the burger patty. Now this time around I used the Zaycon bacon and it seems to have been to thick for stuffing but oh man the flavor!
After the burger had its filling all it was a simple press down to seal all our ingredients into the burger patty (Don’t worry the recipe is coming up) Sealing it with the stuffing took a bit hard of a smash but it worked great. To remove the burger you lift up on the all white piece to lift up patty. (He would not hold still for a picture of this step. )
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Bacon Stuffed Cheeseburgers Ingredients:
- 2 or 3 lbs of high fat ground beef
- 10 slices of bacon
- Hamburger buns
- Burger Toppings
Now onto the juicy part how to make the amazing burgers!!!!! We decided to pre-cook our bacon most the way through. I didn’t want to run the risk the bacon didn’t cook all the way while coated in the ground beef. We opted to bake ours in the oven if you haven’t done this before a bit of warning your house will instantly smell like bacon. We were salivating during the ten minutes it was in the oven (350 degrees) and we were prepping up our veggies!!! Make sure when you pull the bacon out you turn on the bbq and use a nonstick spray on the racks.
Now to fill your burger press and make your patty it’s really easy. You simply put the white lifter into the base and cover it with ground beef. Then smash it down the black handled piece (Michael called it the burger hulk since it smashed!). We laid two pieces of bacon in ours and covered it with a slice of cheese. This is where you could be creative and stick other veggies, meats, or cheese to your burger. Top your filling with more beef and smash it up again. This will create a good seal around the filing with the meat. Now throw them on the grill!! Now when we remade these using the Zaycon burger
As you can tell they oozed their gooeyness and flipped in whole pieces together!!! Normally when I make my own patties we end up with grilled crumbles, not a whole patty!! Now the bacon did separate out the burger so it looks like two patties, not just one.
Then assemble your burger after its done cooking to the proper temperature and doneness!! And yes I got so caught up in cooking and all that fun stuff…. I got half way thru my burger before I realized that I had forgotten cheese.
What is your go-to burger?? Do you use a burger press to make your patties?
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