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Bacon Cheese Burger for Six (AKA MONSTER BURGER)

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Making individual burgers for people has grown quite tiresome, so I decided to feed a tailgate with giant 3 LB burgers instead.  In this Instructable you will learn the amazingness of creating a larger than life burger and feeding it to six hungry people.

Equipment:
1 Grill
1 Skillet (that you don't mind putting on the grill)
1 Cast iron skillet (can be the same as above)
1 Griddle (to cook bacon)
1 Oven (To bake Bread)
1 Probe Thermometer
1 or 2 Spatulas
1 Bread Knife

Ingredients:
Burger (Makes 1, serves 6):
3 lbs of Ground Beef (75% lean Ground Chuck is my preference)
14 Slices of Bacon
1/2 Lb Sliced Cheese (I chose provolone for the real run, but cheddar for my test both were good)
Salt and Pepper to Taste
1 oz Beer

The Bun (makes 2 big buns):
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
1/8 cup butter
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast
1 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoons salt
1 egg
Sesame Seeds

The pictures are from two different times I made this so you will see some differences.



 
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Step 1: The Bun

Picture of The Bun
First, You need to make the bun or else you will have nothing to put that delicious meat on later.  You will want to do this ~3 hours before you want to eat the burger so it has time to cook and cool.  I have also had good luck with store bought bread that was not really meant for this purpose.  For a tailgate I used Hot and Spicy Cheese Bread from Stella's in Madison WI.  You apparently can order online, but I just stop by and say hello.  Any bread that is about 12" across can work, but softer breads will be best for eating.


1. In a small saucepan, heat milk, water and butter until very warm, 120
degrees F (50 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, mix together half the flour, yeast, sugar and salt.
3. Mix milk mixture into flour mixture, and then mix in egg.
4. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
5. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic (~8 minutes)
6. Let sit for 30 minutes
7. Slit top so there is room to expand
8. Pre-Heat Your Oven to 350F
9. Let sit for another 20 minutes
10. Bake at 350F  20 to 24 minutes, or until golden brown
11. When removed from the oven brush the top with some egg white and sprinkle seeds on top.
* Tap the top and it should sound hollow when finished

Let it cool for an hour or so and then slice it in half life like you see in the picture.
johnnybro51210 months ago
"Burger for Six."

Challenge accepted.

I'm with you. Haha

jessyratfink10 months ago

Yep. That is what I want for lunch!!

r3ckless00710 months ago

what beautiful pictures :)

Mattrox10 months ago

Looks delicious, nice!

General Zod10 months ago

Awesome.