Carmelized Bacon Burgers
Slightly sweet bacon adds a sweet/salty flavor that is becoming a favorite with chefs and home cooks.
4 Nature’s Own Hamburger Buns
8 strips bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 lb lean ground beef
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 slices Muenster cheese
Heat oven to 325°F. Line 15x10x1-inch baking sheet with foil.
Place bacon on long cooling rack; place rack over pan.
Bake 15 minutes; turn slices over.
Sprinkle bacon with half of the sugar; turn and sprinkle other side with remaining brown sugar.
Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until glazed; remove from oven. (Bacon will crisp as it cools.)
Meanwhile, form ground beef into 4 patties about 1/2 inch thick; season with salt and pepper
Grill patties over medium heat, or pan fry in skillet 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink in center and internal temperature reaches 160°F.
Place burgers in buns; top with cheese and bacon. (Break bacon to fit.)