Crack Burgers

Begin by cooking the bacon until it’s crispy. Let it cool slightly, then crumble it into small pieces. This will ensure every bite has a delightful crunch and smoky flavor.
Mix the Burger Ingredients:
In a large mixing bowl, gently combine the ground chuck, sour cream, ranch dressing mix, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheddar cheese. Mix until just combined. Be careful not to overwork the meat; this can make the burgers tough.
Form the Patties:
Divide the mixture into four equal portions. Shape each portion into a patty about ¾ inch thick. Make a slight indentation in the center of each patty to prevent it from puffing up during cooking.
Rest the Patties:
Let the patties rest at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. This step allows the flavors to meld and helps the patties hold their shape when grilled.
Grill the Patties:
Preheat your grill to medium heat. Grill the patties, flipping only once, until they reach your desired level of doneness. For a medium-rare burger, aim for an internal temperature of 145°F. For well-done, cook to 160°F.
Serve and Enjoy:
Once cooked, let the patties rest for a few minutes before serving. This helps the juices redistribute within the meat. Serve on toasted buns with your favorite toppings and sides.
Tips for Culinary Perfection
Avoid Overworking the Meat: Gently mix the ingredients to keep the texture of the burgers tender.
Indents in the Patties: Making a small indentation in the center of each patty helps maintain a flat shape during grilling.
Resting Time: Allowing the patties to rest before and after cooking ensures maximum flavor and juiciness.
Cheese Choice: Experiment with different types of cheddar or other cheeses like gouda or pepper jack for a unique twist.
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