Bacon-Onion Burgers
Serves: 8 servings
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 pounds ground round beef (90% lean, 10% fat)
  • 11⁄2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 slices sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • Toppings: romaine lettuce, ketchup, sliced red onion
  1. In a large cast-iron skillet, cook bacon until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon using a slotted spoon, and let drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet. Add onion to skillet; cook until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove onion with drippings, and let cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bacon, cooked onion, salt, and pepper. Divide mixture into 8 portions, and shape each portion into a 5-inch patty.
  3. In same skillet, cook burgers in batches until desired degree of doneness is reached, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Add cheese during last minute of cooking.
  4. Serve on buns with lettuce, ketchup, and red onion.
Recipe by Southern Cast Iron at