America’s Test Kitchen Grilled All-in-One Burgers *


I love America’s Test Kitchen and I love dependable cookbooks.  Their “The Best Simple Recipes” book is one of my favorites, this recipe comes from it.  We used this recipe for 6 burgers as we don’t like extremely large burgers.  It is just a glorious taste and it has B.A.C.O.N built in! 🙂


  • 8 slices bacon, chopped fine
  • 1 1/2 pounds 90% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 teaspoons yellow mustard**
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce**
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper**

**Known IC irritants, tread carefully! Omit these three irritants and you’ll still have a great burger! 🙂



  1. Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until brown and crisp, 10-12 minutes.  Transfer to paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Break beef into small pieces in bowl, then add bacon, cheese, mustard, Worcestershire, salt and pepper.
  3. Lightly knead mixture by hand until combined.  Divide into 4 equal portions, then form each into loose ball and gently flatten into 1-inch-thick patty.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until grill is ready.
  5. Grill burgers over hot fire, without pressing on them, until well seared on both sides and cooked through, 4-6 minutes per side. 
  6. Transfer burgers to platter.  Cover with foil and let rest 5 minutes before serving. 


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