Friday, April 22, 2011

Bacon Cheeseburgers with Corn and Potatoes

On Wednesday, we decided to make some Bacon Cheeseburgers! And I am so excited to share it because it was AMAZING! Who needs a restaurant when I can do better at home.


I washed 3 russet potatoes and cut them into the slices.
I put a small amount of oil(whatever kind you use)in a skillet. I just add enough to cover the slices of potatoes.
Heat the oil on medium high.
Once heated, add potatoes. I just watch them and once they start to brown, I flip them with a fork.

Once browned on both sides, pick them up with a fork and place them into a bowl lined with paper towels.
Then salt (or season as desired) and serve.


I shuck and wash the corn, making sure its clean and all the strings are off.

Then, I split them in half (not necessary but they fit better in my pot if I do)
I put a small amount of water in the bottom of the pot, not a lot, just need enough to steam the corn. Add a little salt to water, if you want.
Turn on high heat, until water comes to a boil.
Place the corn in and cover for about 7 minutes.

Remove corn, butter and salt as desired, then serve.


So I just want to start off with saying I'm showing you my hamburger meat because I learned a cool way to portion it out. It looks funny because It was frozen and apparently that can turn it brown due to a chemical reaction but my meat is NOT spoiled! :)
With that said, I defrosted 2lbs of hamburger meat.
I placed the meat in a large mixing bowl and added 1 egg, 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, and pepper.
I kneaded the ingredients together until it became a ball and I placed it on a cutting board.
I cut the ball with four slices making 8 triangles.

I balled and patted out single portions for the kids and 2 portions together for the adult burgers, making 5 burgers altogether.

I placed them on some aluminum foil and stacked the burgers. I, first, placed a small piece of wax paper between the burgers; before I wrapped them in the aluminum foil.

I set them in the fridge until the grill was ready.
We cook on a simple, older grill that just uses regular charcoal.
My husband did the grilling and after the charcoal was ready, It only took between 10-20 minutes for the burgers to cook. (I like to have a meat thermometer handy to gauge how done they are)
Then right before we pulled them off, we put on some cheddar cheese slices to melt onto the burger.


I usually buy the thick sliced bacon, because it cooks a lot better than the regular sliced. I cook my bacon in the oven at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes and it always turns out perfect.

Setting the Plate

Then we loaded our burgers on buns with some lettuce and bacon.

And all of our other sides. It was so filling none of us could finish! Burgers were a little too big. Maybe next time we will just do the single portion for the adult burgers.

The key to this meal was I didn't have to do it by myself! We each have our part timed out, we communicated how much longer til each is done and worked together to make a fantastic dinner.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I can see you have been very busy taking care of your family. It is good to see how you are throwing all your talents and energies into the most important job a woman can ever have. Modern society acts as though children raise themselves, homes keep themselves, and husbands care for themselves while woman pursue their career goals. But, looking around at the rapid disintegration of the family since women's liberation, the facts speak for themselves. God truly did make us to be keepers at home. Your focus and calling show through in all of your blogs.

    I will try to do better at keeping up with them so that I know what is going on with you.

    Momma d