'Some Like It Hot' Garlicky Bacon Cheeseburgers with Sriracha Ketchup

by Rachael Ray 11:25 AM, January 26, 2017

Aired May 29, 2017

Serves 4

12 slices meaty bacon
1 1/2 pounds 80% lean ground beef
Kosher salt and coarse black pepper
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3 tablespoons finely grated onion and its juice
A drizzle olive or vegetable oil
8 slices Pepper Jack cheese
3 tablespoons Sriracha
1/2 cup ketchup
4 burger rolls, split
Lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced red onion, pickled jalapeños, to serve
Sweet chili and/or hot pepper potato chips


Preheat oven to 375°F. Arrange bacon on a broiler pan or rack set onto a baking sheet and bake until crisp.
Preheat a cast-iron skillet.
In a mixing bowl, combine beef with salt, pepper, garlic, Worcestershire, soy and grated onion. Form 4 patties that are thinner at the center and thicker at the edges for even cooking.
Add a drizzle of oil to the hot skillet and add burgers. Cook patties 8 minutes total, turning occasionally, melting 2 slices of cheese on each burger.
Combine sriracha and ketchup in small bowl.
Place 3 slices of bacon, some lettuce, a couple slices of tomato and onion on the buns and top with cheeseburgers and pickled jalapeños. Slather bun tops with sriracha ketchup, set in place and serve.


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