Chef’s Nectar,“Candied Bacon Burger”


Candied Bacon Maple Cheddar Burgers-are perfect for summer BBQs, potlucks or just a delicious dinner with the family! Topped with caramelized onions, homemade maple barbecue sauce and candied bacon, a superb nutritious option to fill the hunger.

Ingredients for making the Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon

  • 1 lb thick cut applewood smoked bacon
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Caramelized onions

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced thinly

Maple BBQ sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup real maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp hot sauce ( I used Chipotle Tabasco)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Burger

  • 2 lbs ground beef ( I like to use 80/20 in burgers)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 buns, toasted if desired

Method of making the Candied Bacon

  1. Prepare the candied bacon first.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a large baking sheet (with sides) with foil. Place a baking rack on top of the foil (I actually used a cooling rack).
  3. Whisk together light brown sugar and pepper in a small bowl
  4. Line bacon on rack. Spread sugar mixture evenly over bacon.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning pan once throughout baking.
  1. When done, remove pan from oven and allow bacon to cool on rack.

Caramelized Onions

  1. Heat butter in medium skillet over medium low heat. Add onions, salt and sugar and cook for 20-25 minutes until onions are golden brown and soft.

Maple BBQ sauce

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and allow sauce to cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring frequently. Allow to cool.

Burgers

  1. Mix meat and salt and pepper in a bowl. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions and form into patties.
  2. Grill burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side.
  3. Immediately top with a slice of cheese and allow to melt. Remove burger from grill and assemble, but topping with BBQ sauce, caramelized onions and candied bacon.

Please Note : Enjoy this simple and exotic recipe during the lockdown and for change you can try out for your loved one.

Published by Avtar Singh Rana

A brief about Chef Avtar Singh Rana Chef Avtar Singh Rana a passionate professional celebrity chef having more than 2 decades of experience. A chef who wears different hats, who ranges from the city Delhi is someone who loves interaction and discovery with a vision of always coming up with the best and true perfectionist at his work, he dwells in photography, traveling and of course food. He started his carrier with Taj Group of hotels, in the year 1998 and since then has only achieved milestones and growth immensely his hunger to learn and explore more got him travelling to the middle east, Oman, KSA , multiple times, where he worked for some of the iconic hotels. His talent also brought him recognition from Radisson, Starwood and Accor, where he was responsible for the preopening of the hotels. An individual who leads by the examples and has the knack of grasping quickly and extend warm hospitality.

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