Pepper BBQ Bacon and Blue Cheese Burgers
4 8 oz. each, H-E-B Custom Meat Market Blue Cheese Seasoned Burgers
4 H-E-B Bake Shop Wheat Hamburger Buns
½ c. H-E-B Specialty Series South Texas Barbecue Sauce
8 pieces H-E-B Fully Cooked® Bacon
4 leaves romaine lettuce
8 slices tomato
Heat charcoal for 40 minutes, until covered with a layer of gray ash. Test heat by holding
palm just above grate. If heat causes you to pull away in 5 seconds, the temperature is i
deal (325°F surface). Move heated charcoal to cover half of grate. If using a gas grill, h
eat one side of grill on high for 10 minutes with lid closed, then reduce heat to medium l
Grill 1-inch-thick burgers 5 minutes per side directly over medium-low heat with lid open.
Move burgers to cool half of grill. Cook 5 to 7 minutes per side with lid closed. Watch fo
r flare-ups. Remove when burgers reach 160°F internal temperature throughout. Let burg
ers rest 2 minutes before placing on bun.
Warm buns (split side down) and fully cooked bacon on warm side of grill for 2 minutes wit
h lid closed. Break bacon strips in half.
Spread 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce on each half of bun. Top buns with 4 pieces bacon, then
burger, tomato, and lettuce. Cut burgers in half if desired and serve immediately.
Oven option: Roast 1-inch-thick burgers on a foil-lined baking sheet on the center rack of
a 450°F oven for 25 minutes.
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