Western BBQ Bacon Cheddar Burgers
2 lbs. Cremer’s Lean Ground beef
8 slices Cheddar Cheese
8 slices cottage bacon
2 tablespoons water, ice cold (helps the meat stay moist)
1 ¼ teaspoons Seasoned Salt
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
Pepper to taste
1 ½ tablespoons Soy Sauce
Your favorite bottle of BBQ Sauce
1 bag frozen Onion Rings
Bake onion rings according to package directions. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, Seasoned salt, garlic powder, pepper, Soy sauce and water. Divide the meat into 8 patties. Press your index finger into the middle of each patty, making a hole (this helps the burgers keep their shape). Place them on a platter and set aside.
Start the grill and prepare for direct and indirect cooking (heat to one side) over a medium-hot fire (375-400 degrees).
Lightly oil both sides of each burger. Grill over direct heat for 3 minutes. Flip burgers and cook another 3 minutes. Move the burgers to the cooler side of the grill and top each with a slice of cheese. Toast buns over direct heat. Grill cottage bacon slices 2-3 minutes over indirect heat. Remove to a paper towel to drain.
Remove remaining g food from grill. Top each burger with a slice of cottage bacon, 1 or 2 onion rings, a tablespoon or 2 of BBQ sauce and serve.