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
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.9.