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Butter Bacon Burgers

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 5



  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 stick cold, cut into small cubes butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 split hamburger buns
  • 4 slices cooked crisp bacon
  • for serving lettuce
  • sliced, for serving red onion
  • sliced, for serving tomatoes
  • for serving ketchup
  • for serving mayonnaise


Grease the grill grate by brushing it with oil. Preheat the grill to medium.

Mix together the beef, salt, black pepper and butter in a large bowl. Form the beef into 5 patties about 1-inch thick. Place on a baking sheet.

Place the burgers on the grill, cover and cook, turning once, until the burgers reach the doneness you like, 7 to 9 minutes for medium-rare. Just before the burgers are done, put the buns on toward the back of the grill to toast.

Sandwich the burgers in the buns and top with the bacon, some lettuce, onion, tomato, ketchup and mayonnaise.