Ciabatta Bacon Cheeseburger

This classic, homemade cheeseburger is loaded with your favorite burger toppings, and it’s the perfect way to welcome the start of grilling season!

Ciabatta Bacon Cheeseburger - This classic, homemade cheeseburger is loaded with your favorite burger toppings, and it’s the perfect way to welcome the start of grilling season!

Ingredients

8 thick-cut slices of bacon
1 pound ground beef
1 egg
2 Tbsp onion, diced
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup bread crumbs (or crumbled saltine crackers)
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
4 ciabatta rolls, halved
4 slices Kraft Big Slice Colby Jack cheese
favorite burger toppings (tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, pickled jalapenos, mayo, mustard, etc.)

Instructions

Using a large fry pan or skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Transfer bacon to paper towels and pat dry; set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs, pepper, salt, and cayenne pepper. Mix until well combined.
Shape mixture into 4 patties. (Tip: Make the patties slightly thinner in the center. This will give the burger a better shape once cooked.)
Grill burgers on medium-high heat until cooked.
Place the ciabatta rolls on the grill for 1-2 minutes (optional).
Assemble the burgers with bacon and cheese. Add your favorite burger toppings.

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