Yes, Independence Day is a day to celebrate our nation's independence, and we tend to do this in big ways. Fireworks shows, huge gatherings in parks for cook-outs - or even just a backyard Fourth of July party in our own homes. Whatever you're doing this 4th, here's a burger recipe that is simple, quick and absolutely delicious! Enjoy, and have a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday.
Independence Day Barbecue Burgers
· 2 pounds ground beef
· Dash salt and black pepper
· 4 slices bacon
· 1 onion, cut into 1/4 –inch thick rings
· 4 hamburger buns
· 4 slices cheddar cheese
· ½ cup barbecue sauce of choice
Create 4 evenly shaped burger patties. Light grill and set on high heat.
Place burgers on grill and cook until well charred (about 2 minutes). Flip patties and brush with BBQ sauce. Then cook for another 2 minutes, occasionally brushing on sauce.
Brush bacon with BBQ sauce and place directly over hot grill, sauce side down. Brush top with BBQ sauce. Cook until well charred (about 1 minute). And repeat after flipping.
Place onions on grill for 20 seconds, then flip and repeat.
If you prefer the buns to be toasted, place them on the hot grill until browned.