Making a burger into a bowl lets you maximize the amount of gooey, melty cheese you can add.
- 1½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup cooked bacon, cut into pieces
- 2 jalapeños, minced
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 6 burger buns
- 12 pieces lettuce
1. Combine cheese, bacon pieces, jalapeños and ranch dressing in a bowl. Stir together, cover and refrigerate.
2. Season the ground beef with salt and pepper in a large bowl, and mix with your hands.
3. Grab a baseball-sized piece of beef. Roll it with your hands into a ball and place on a parchment lined baking tray.
4. Using a clean, empty soda or beer can, press the ball of beef around the can to create a bowl. Make sure to smooth out any cracks.
5. Fill the bowls with the cheddar mixture and refrigerate for 2 hours.
6. Preheat the grill to 350°F.
7. Cook burger bowls over indirect heat for 25-30 minutes.
8. Serve on a bun with lettuce and your favorite toppings.