Did you hear? Our amazing Ketchup is now available in all Whole Foods stores! We needed the perfect burger to show off our sauce. It doesn't get much better than this classic: seasoned beef, aged cheddar, and thick bacon. Save this one for Labor Day and be sure to follow all our tips!
What you need
8 slices best quality, thick sliced bacon
1 1/4 pounds ground beef (80-85% lean)
coarse salt and black pepper
4 ounces aged cheddar cheese, sliced (we love Kerrygold
½ cup Tessemae’s Ketchup
4 lettuce leaves, plus additional for serving
4 buns (omit if on Whole30)
What to do
- In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
- Heat your grill to medium-high. Divide the beef into 4 equal pieces. Form into patties. Keep them an even thickness from the center to the edge. Season generously with salt and pepper.
- Oil the grill and cook the patties about 3 minutes a side for medium. Do not flip them if they are sticking, cook a little longer on the first side until they un-stick, then cook a little less on the second side.
- During the last minute of cooking, top the burgers with cheese. Serve the burgers on lettuce or buns with the bacon, and plenty of Ketchup.