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BBQ Bacon Cheeseburgers with Tasty Tama’s Homemade Broccoli Salad

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburgers with Tasty Tama's Homemade Broccoli Salad

If you want a delicious burger, then jump off the grid or out of the box, whichever you prefer. Also don’t go to the bland hamburger bun of years gone by, shake it up a little, I used and everything bagel on this one, it was delicious.

Burgers are just not hamburger thrown in the skillet on the stove, they are so much more than that. There are so many varieties I cannot list them all. If however you want a great burger, do it over charcoal. Hmm charcoal you say, it’s easier than you think. Great charcoal burgers need to be done over charcoal that has turned white and it ready and hot enough for cooking.

1.5 LBS of 80/20 hamburger ( this is my choice you get a better more moist burger)
3/4 tsp black pepper
3/4 tsp of garlic powder
3/4 cup of chopped red bell peppers, I do mine in 1/4 inch pieces
1/2 cup of chopped onion, same size as the peppers
3/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce.
3/4 shredded yellow cheddar cheese
8 slices of crisp bacon
Extra sliced cheddar cheese for on top of the burgers
this will make about 8 burgers depending on how thick you make them.

Mix all ingredients together. Make patties about 5 inches around and as thick as you want them, I like mine to be thinner, that way I can put two together and stuff them. this is also your choice, I love yellow shredded cheddar in mine and a little bit of bbq sauce, if you are going to stuff them, take a little of the bbq and go around the edges to seal.(this is wide open as to what you want to stuff them with or not)

Put on charcoal grill and let set on fire for about 5 mins before you flip them. this will allow them to set.
I like mine a little pink in the middle but cook as you like. about 2 minutes before burgers are done put bacon in foil and let heat, then put a slice of cheddar cheese on your burger and pieces of bacon, let everything melt together, Best taste ever on a burger!!! Place on your favorite bread or bagel with all the fixings that you like.

I also made Broccoli Salad to go with this burger.

1 head broccoli
6 to 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup raisins, optional
8 ounces sharp Cheddar, cut into very small chunks
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 half and half
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Trim off the large leaves from the broccoli stem. Remove the tough stalk at the end and wash broccoli head thoroughly. Cut the head into flowerets and the stem into bite-size pieces. Place in a large bowl. Add the crumbled bacon, onion, raisins if using, and cheese. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, stirring well. Add to broccoli mixture and toss gently.

Enjoy!!!