Ultimate Bacon Burgers

Ultimate Bacon Burgers
Ultimate Bacon Burgers

Ultimate Bacon Burgers

Put the bacon in a large nonstick saute pan over medium heat. Cook just until the fat is rendered out, 5 to 7 minutes. (The bacon should not brown at all.) Remove the bacon from the pan and place in the bowl of a small food processor. There should be about 2 tablespoons of bacon fat that has collected in the pan.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 1 hr 6 mins
Servings 8 people


  • 1.4 lb grass fed chuck steak, 80/20
  • 0.6 lb Applewood smoked bacon
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients for the Special Sauce.Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Cut the steak into 1” strips, removing any gristleor extra fat. Put both the beef and the bacon inthe freezer for 20 – 30 minutes, until the beef isfirm but not frozen.
  • Using a meat grinder or a food processor, finelygrind the beef and the bacon. Mix the groundmeat with your hands, distributing the baconevenly throughout. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Using a Swiss Diamond grill pan, cook todesired doneness. During the last minute ofcooking, add the cheese to melt.
  • Toss the Special Sauce with shredded lettuce.Serve the burgers on Brioche buns with lettucemixture topped with crispy shoestring potatoes.


Adapted from a recipe by Chef Kevin Hickey, the
Chef/Partner of Bottlefork as well as Partner and
Director of Food & Beverage for Rockit Ranch
Productions. Previous to Rockit Ranch Productions,
Chef Hickey worked for Four Seasons hotels and
resorts in California, Dublin and London before
coming back to his native Chicago in 2004, where
he led his team to a Michelin Star and AAA Five
Diamond status. www.bottlefork.com
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