Deconstructed Bacon Cheeseburgers

August 15, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

It started with beer and a pile of cherry tomatoes and up as a fun and delicious dinner! In each of the burger balls is a burst of juicy cherry tomato surprise. —nannydeb

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck, 80/20
  • 8 slices bacon, cut in half
  • 5 - 8 ounces fresh cherry tomatoes
  • 1 yellow onion, quartered
  • 4 large fresh jalapenos, halved (optional)
  • salt & pepper
  • 8 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 8 slices of your favorite cheese (we chose pepper jack)
  • mustard, ketcup, hamburger fixins
  1. Prepare the charcoal or gas grill to medium-high.
  2. Squash a handful of meat around each cherry tomato. Wrap a piece of bacon around it and secure it with a skewer. As you make each one and skewer it, add a chunk of onion and a chunk of jalapeno (alternately).
  3. Season the skewers with salt & pepper and toss them on the grill over medium-high heat. Grill them for about 3-5 minutes per side.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small skillet and add the garlic and cook it for a couple of minutes. Brush the bread slices with the butter.
  5. Put the skewers on the back burner while you grill the bread.
  6. Serve with mustard, ketchup, pickles and lottsa napkins. Enjoy!
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Recipe by: nannydeb

Former restaurant manager (and waitress, bartender, etc). I love food: eating, trying new recipes, shopping for it, talking/emailing about it, etc. My foodie friend and pen pal got me interested in recipe contests and also turned me on to food52 and now I'm obsessed!

2 Reviews

arielleclementine August 16, 2011
what a fun idea!
aargersi August 15, 2011
Oh I love this! GREAT idea, sounds fun and delicious!!!!