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5-Ingredient Inside-Out Bacon Cheeseburgers
5-Ingredient Inside-Out Bacon Cheeseburgers
Grace Parisi
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Tired of the same old burger? Stuff it with your favorite cheese and smoky bacon for an over-the-top inside-out bacon cheeseburger.


    • 4 slices thick–cut bacon
    • 4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar or pepper Jack cheese
    • 1 scallion, finely chopped
    • 2 pounds 4 ounces ground chuck
    • Salt and freshly ground pepper
    • 6 hamburger buns, split
    • Oil for grilling
    • Lettuce, sliced tomato, condiments for serving


1. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon over moderately high heat, until crispy, 6 to 7 minutes. Drain, cool, and finely crumble. Transfer to a bowl and add the cheese and scallion.

2. Form the beef into twelve 3-inch patties and season with salt and pepper. Divide the cheese mixture between 6 patties. Top with the remaining patties and pinch to seal the edges completely. Flatten to 4-inch burgers and brush lightly with oil.

3. Light a grill and oil the grates. Grill the burgers over high flames for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once for medium-rare. Toast the buns, top with lettuce, tomato, and condiments and serve right away.

Grace Parisi is a New York City-based food writer, cookbook author and food stylist. Her book, Get Saucy, was nominated for a James Beard award. Her latest book, Quick Pickles comes out in Fall 2016. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.