This is the best burger I have ever eaten.
Yes. That’s a strong statement. Burgers can vary so much, there are literally thousands of topping options, so how can I say that it’s the best? I ate it. When you eat it, you’ll probably agree. And if you don’t, I’ll give you my shocked look. Picture Munch’s famous Scream painting, but with my face.
This burger has it all. It’s spicy, but it’s not crazy spicy where you’re guzzling down a cold drink after each bite. It’s just the perfect spice, then it’s topped with the crisp bacon, creamy swiss cheese and the extra creamy bleu cheese and the caramelized onions and fresh sliced tomato. Trust me when I say do not leave out any of the elements. They all combine to create burger heaven. We had them last weekend and we’ll be having them again this weekend and I cannot wait!!!
P.S. Don’t be scared when you see how red your hands are after mixing the meat, it’ll be alright!!
1 1/2 lbs ground chuck
2 TBSP soy sauce
5 TBSP Sriracha, divided
2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
4 slices thick cut bacon (thick cut people, thick cut!!)
1 large sweet onion, sliced
3/4 cup good bleu cheese dressing, I recommend the ones in the cold produce section sold by the salads
4 buns (I think sourdough would be amazing!!)
4 slices Swiss cheese
1 tomato, sliced
lettuce or arugula, if desired (we didn’t desire)
Mix the ground chuck, soy sauce, the black pepper and 2.5 TBSP of the Sriracha. Don’t over mix or your burgers will be tough! Form into four patties and place on a plate in the fridge while your coals get ready.
While your coals are heating up, heat a skillet over medium heat and fry up the bacon until crisp, break each piece in half and set aside. In the bacon grease, cook down the onion until caramelized then set it aside. In a small bowl, mix the bleu cheese dressing and the remaining 2.5 tbsp of Sriracha and store in the refrigerator until ready to assemble the burgers.
Cook the burgers on the grill until they are done to your liking, placing a slice of Swiss cheese on each just before they’re done so the cheese can melt. When done, toast your buns until lightly browned. Assemble your burgers and enjoy!