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Makes 1 Servings
Makes 1 Servings


  • 2 slice bacon
  • 1/2 pound ground beef or chuck
  • 1 teaspoon tamari
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon grated white cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Portuguese
  • 2 tablespoon iceberg lettuce


Baking Directions:

Preheat broiler.

Fry bacon in a medium ovenproof skillet over medium heat, turning often, until crisp, 5-6 minutes.

Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain and set aside.

Set skillet with rendered bacon fat aside.

Gently shape meat into a 4 1/2” patty (don’t overhandle meat, or it will toughen), then generously season one side with salt.

Return skillet with bacon fat to stove and heat over medium-high heat.

Sear patty, salt side down, until bottom is well browned, about 1 minute.

Flip patty, spoon tamari and lemon juice on top, generously season with pepper, and sear until bottom is well browned, about 1 minute.

Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking an additional 2 minutes per side for medium rare.

Put cheese on top of patty and broil until melted but not browned, about 1 minute.

To assemble, put patty on bottom roll, arrange bacon on top of cheese, and top with lettuce (if using).

Spread barbecue sauce, ketchup, and/or other condiments, alone or in combination, on top half of roll, if you like, and place top roll on lettuce.

Serving Directions:

Serve with fried onion rings, french fries, or potato chips, if you like.

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