The Nobby Burger

  • Yield:4

Ingredients

  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 kaiser-style rolls
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar or pepper jack
  • 3 tablespoons
  • Secret Sauce (4 parts mayonnaise and 1 part red relish)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 8 crisp dill pickle chips
  • 1 cup chopped iceberg lettuce, patted dry and chilled
  • 4 slices beefsteak tomatoes

Directions

  1. 1.

    Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat and cook the bacon until crisp.

  2. 2.

    Form the ground beef into 4 flat patties of equal size, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. 3.

    Grill the burgers, flipping once, until cooked through, about 4 minutes on each side.

  4. 4.

    Butter the bottoms of the hamburger buns and, 1 minute before the burgers are done, toast both halves of the buns on the grill.

  5. 5.

    While the burgers are still on the grill, top each patty with a slice of cheese and a slice of bacon. Quickly remove the burgers from the grill and assemble as follows:

  6. 6.

    Bottom bun

  7. 7.

    Secret Sauce

  8. 8.

    Sweet onions

  9. 9.

    Dill pickle chips

  10. 10.

    Iceberg lettuce

  11. 11.

    Tomato slice

  12. 12.

    Beef patty with cheese and bacon

  13. 13.

    Top bun