Cook the bacon until it is just done, still limp and juicy. Then cut
it up into bite size pieces. I used kitchen shears for this first. It is easier than using a knife.
Put everything in a large bowl and mix
Don’t worry if the meat is on the dry
side, the bacon will take care of that.
Put it covered into the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight to let everything get happy.
We make 5 patties out of 2 lbs of meat.
to High heat
(400-450). Add your wet hickory chips to the fire and oil the grill.
A cooking spray is easiest for this. (Note: you can
add your hickory directly to the grill
or you can
use foil smoke
packets.(Two handfuls wet chips and one dry, fold
foil into a packet, poke holes in it with a fork and you’re good to go.)
Note: I use a spray bottle when cooking on the grill
filled with a Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke mix
that keeps things moist and adds tons of flavors.
(Mix is 3 parts Worcestershire with 1 part liquid smoke)
Place them on the grill
and because they are so big they are going to cook a little longer. About 10 to 15 minutes before you’re done brush them with a little Raspberry Chipotle BBQ
sauce. (The recipe for the sauce is on my web site, http://datenightdoins.com)
Then add the cheese, dab a little sauce on it and pull them when the cheese is melted.
Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to your taste.
Take it and run with it….
Ken & Patti