Dad's Classic Bacon Cheeseburger
Prepare a medium fire in your grill.
In a large sauté pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp,
for 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally.
Remove the bacon and set
aside on paper towels to drain.
Remove the pan from the heat.
Gently shape the ground chuck into six burgers of equal size and
thickness (about 3/4 inch thick).
Season both sides of the burgers
with salt and pepper.
Grill for 8 to 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches
160°F for medium, turning once halfway through grilling time.
each burger with a slice of the cheese during the last minute or two
of grilling time and allow the cheese to melt.
During the last 30
seconds, grill the buns until lightly toasted.
Serve the cheeseburgers hot on the toasted buns with a lettuce leaf
and a slice of tomato, topped with a slice of the bacon.
ketchup and mustard on the side, if desired.