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Epic Bacon Patty Melt

time: 15 min active 1 hour passive
  • 6 oz ground beef (I used 85/15 ground
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 bread (I used GF Schar Artisan
  • butter, softened (enough to lightly
    smear over coat one side of the bread)
  • 2 oz cheese 

Video Tutorial: 

  1. Form the beef into a square patty slightly
    larger than the bread surface, wrap it in plastic wrap and stick it in the
    freezer for about 2 hours so it becomes solid and easy to work with.
  2. Lightly butter one
    side of each slice of bread then turn them over and top them both with cheese and set aside.
  3. Wrap the frozen burger
    with bacon in a basket weave pattern as is demonstrated in the video tutorial.     
  4. In a large cast iron
    skillet begin frying the burger by holding the burger upright with
    a tongs to sear each edge for about 2 minutes to crisp the bacon on the sides.
  5. Once the edges are all
    done, lay the burger flat and add the onions to the other half of the pan and
    begin frying in the rendered bacon grease.
  6. After 4 minutes on the
    first side flip the burger and let it coo for three minutes on the second side.
  7. Place the cheese
    covered bread buttered side down in another frying pan over a medium low heat
    to allow time for the cheese to melt before the bread over-browns.
  8. Place the fried
    onions on top of the burger then place the burger on top of one
    of the slices of toasted bread and cheese top it with more condiments if you
    want.  (I used pickles, mustard and
    ketchup) then add the second slice of bread and serve.