5-6grinds freshly cracked black pepperapproximately 1/2 teaspoon
sea salt & cracked pepper(optional, garnish)
Pulse the bacon in a food processor until finely chopped, then pulse in 3 tablespoons of COFFEE BBQ spice blend and the black pepper.
In a mixing bowl, combine the beef with the bacon mixture and form into 6 evenly-sized patties.
Grill the burgers for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness, or to your preferred level of doneness.Tip: Your grill may flare up a bit due to the high fat content in bacon dripping into the flame, so be careful when flipping!
To make a lighter version of these burgers, either use 1/2 pound of ground beef and 1/2 pound of ground chicken or turkey along with the bacon. If you use poultry, be sure you cook the burgers through, no pink.You can also use 1/2 pound of bacon per pound of ground beef if you prefer less bacon.
Serving suggestion: Place each burger patty on a lettuce leaf, and top with a spoonful of mayo, crispy bacon, caramelized onions, guacamole & raw red onions. Serve with a side of pickles.