When I was a young girl, I did not like to eat anything messy. Hamburgers were condiment free. I couldn’t stand Barbecue because of the mess it made all over your hands, face and clothes. I ate my ice cream only out of bowls… not out of cones because I hated to have melting ice cream dripping on my hands. I always had my mom cut off my corn from the cob because I didn’t want pieces of corn on my face and in my teeth. I have never been a “dip things in ketchup” kind of gal, always opting for no dip or sauce of any kind.
I guess I was a bit of an odd kid that way. I didn’t mind dirt and mud, but messy food was out of the question. I am still a little bit that way, but have gotten over a lot of it as I have gotten older. Still, if I could keep from getting messy as I ate, that would be my preference.
That is one reason why I love these Cheddar Bacon Wrapped Hamburgers. They are so good and no condiments required. If you aren’t into the whole condiment thing, these burgers will be right up your alley. To kick up the flavor without kicking up the mess, replace the pepper with cayenne pepper and the salt for some garlic salt. Just remember to grab a napkin to wipe the drool off your chin as you watch and smell them while they are grilling. You’ll need it!
Cheddar Bacon Wrapped Hamburgers
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 lb ground beef
- 12 slices bacon
- 6 hamburger buns split
- Preheat a grill for high heat.
- In a large bowl, mix together the Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, onion, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Crumble in the ground beef, and mix together by hand. Form into 6 patties, and wrap two slices of bacon around each one in both directions. Secure bacon with toothpicks.
- Place patties on the grill, and cook for 5 minutes per side, or until well done. Remove toothpicks before serving on hamburger buns.
My husband will love me forever if I make him these, so I’m saving this recipe!
Your mom was quite a lucky lady to have a non-messy eating child. I’m sure that’s a rare find 🙂
Ari (Baking and Books) says
Though I’m a somewhat reluctant vegetarian now, the carnivore in my SO appreciates the scrumptious-ness of this dish. I used to make burgers with mozzarella cheese tucked inside the patty pre-cooking. Have you ever tried that? YUM.
Oh my, heart attack on a plate…but fabulous!!!
Oh man, my hubby would be all over these. That is if he would get to them first 😉
noble pig says
My one picky eater will not ea anything messy either! Love this idea.
Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says
This definitely falls into the category of “guilty pleasure.” Yum!
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These look really yummy! I love the idea of the bacon wrap.
Mmmmm….. burgers. We love them, in many many ways!
Check out the Fajita Burger:
And the Spanish Pork Burger
If it’s wrapped in bacon, count me in!!
Patricia Scarpin says
You were a very girlie girl, sweetie! I was sort of like that, too. Oh, and seeds. I could not stand seeds, even though I loved fruit. 🙂
This burger would make hubby so glad!
You know, I love bacon (and it’s one of the hubby’s favorites), but I’ve never cared for it wrapped around filet mignon or on hamburgers. Love it with breakfast, on or in various salads, but with meat… not so much. I don’t know about you, but that seems weird to even me!
Wow Kristen, it’s only 8 AM but I’m totally craving this now! 🙂
Susan from Food Blogga says
Sorry, Kristen. I’d still have to put ketchup though. I’m addicted to it. Looks super delicious!
These. Look. Delicious!!!
Mmm, I made these for dinner tonight (minus the onion, because of my very picky husband) and they were DELICIOUS!
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Grill Islands says
This dish is just mouth-watering. I can not wait to try it, on the next warm, sunny day. I love trying new dishes on my grill.