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    How To Make This Bacon-Cheddar Loaded–Cheeseburger

    This burger *might* be better than takeout

    Bacon-Cheddar Loaded–Cheeseburger

    Servings: 4

    INGREDIENTS

    5 bacon strips

    4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

    ¼ cup green onions, thinly sliced

    1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

    1 pound ground beef

    Salt, to taste

    Pepper, to taste

    4 slices cheddar cheese

    4 hamburger buns, toasted

    PREPARATION

    1. In a pan over medium-high heat, add the bacon, and cook until crispy. Transfer to a cutting board and roughly chop.

    2. In a bowl, add the bacon, cream cheese, green onions, and shredded cheddar, and mix well.

    3. Divide the ground beef into four even portions and shape into balls. Form a well into the center of each, large enough for the cheese mixture.

    4. Place a quarter of the cheese mixture into the center of each ball, and enclose inside the ground beef. Gently press each ball into a patty shape, and season both sides generously with salt and pepper.

    5. Heat a cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the burgers and cook for 4-5 minutes on one side.

    6. Flip the burgers, and cook for 2 minutes. Add a slice of cheese on each burger and cook for an additional 2 minutes, until the burger is cooked through and the cheese is melted.

    7. Remove burgers from pan, and place on top a toasted burger bun. Top with condiments of your choice, and enjoy!