Home Made Bacon Cheese Burgers on the Flat Iron® Premium Griddle
Prep Time: 30 Min | Cook Time: 30 Min
- 1 2.5 Pounds of chuck roast
- 2 .5 pounds (8 ounces) of brisket fat trimmings
- 3 1 Pound of your favorite bacon
- 4 Cheese slices of your choosing
- 5 Seasonings of your choice.
- 6 Cooking oil of your choice.
If you're wanting to give homemade burgers a try, Char-Griller Ambassador, Matt Cass, shared just the recipe you are looking for. He made Home Made Bacon Cheese Burgers on the Char-Griller Flat Iron Premium Griddle. This recipe does require a meat grinder, but you can also finely chop your meat and fat trimmings for a similar result.
- Start by putting your meat grinder metal attachment pieces into the freezer to get as cold as possible.
- Chop up your chuck roast and fat trimmings into 1-inch cubes and spread out onto a metal cooking sheet or pan. Place in freezer to chill the cubes until very cold (but not frozen). This will take approximately 20-30 mins. Check them every 10 minutes to make sure they aren't frozen.
- Once meat and fat cubes are very cold, assemble your meat grinder to start grinding the cubes. For this recipe, we used a "coarse" meat grinding die (7mm).
- Pass the meat and fat through this coarse grinding die 2 (two) times to help with emulsification (releasing the enzymes and proteins from the meat to make it "sticky").
- Once you have your ground meat, take your seasonings and season to taste (for this recipe we used "Killer Hogs: AP Seasoning" and Kosmos Q: Cow Cover").
- PRO TIP: Take a small amount of ground beef and make a small patty. Then throw it on the hot griddle to cook it, and taste your seasonings that way. Add seasoning if necessary.
- Once you are satisfied with the seasoning, use a scale to weigh out 6 oz. burger patties! You can pack them by hand, or you can use a burger patty press!
- With your griddle top nice and hot, throw down a light coating of the oil you have chosen. We like using canola oil for this step!
- Start by putting your bacon on to start cooking it to your desired crispness!
- Apply your burger patties to the griddle. Flip them once you notice the meat starting to turn brown on the bottom half of the patty.
- Once flipped, cook for about 1-2 minutes or until you notice there is no more pink where it meets the top half of the patty. (Safe Internal Temperature to consume Ground Beef is 160 degrees F, but cook to your preferred doneness).
- Remove the bacon when done, and set aside.
- Apply your favorite cheese to the patties. Cover with a metal lid/bowl with a splash of water to steam and melt. We like American cheese slices on our burgers!!
- Once the cheese is melted, you may remove the patties from the griddle and assemble your burger with any toppings you love and enjoy, just be sure to pile that bacon high!!
That's it! You may now enjoy the juicy, melt-in-your-mouth burger you have created from scratch at home!!
This recipe uses a meat grinder. If you do not have one, you can finely chop your meat and fat trimmings until a "ground beef" consistency is achieved.