Soda Fountain Bacon Cheeseburger

By: Marge Perry & David Bonom

Ingredients

For the dressing: 

6 tablespoons of mayonnaise 
3 tablespoons of ketchup 
1 tablespoon of sweet pickle relish 
2 teaspoons of drained capers chopped

For the burgers:

1 1/2 pounds of 80% lean ground beef 
1/2 teaspoon of salt 
1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper 
4 slices of American or cheddar cheese 
4 hamburger rolls 
4 beefsteak tomato slices about 1/4-inch thick
4 thin of Vidalia or other sweet onion slices 
6 slices of cooked bacon 
12 bread and butter pickle chips

Directions

  1. Combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and capers in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. For the burgers gently form the beef into four patties about 1/2 inch thick with a slight depression in the center to help for even cooking. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a nonstick grill pan over medium heat until hot. Add the patties and cook 4 minutes. Turn the burgers, top each with a slice of cheese and cook 4 minutes longer for medium-rare or until desired doneness. During the last minute of cooking time cover the pan to help melt the cheese. Remove from the heat.
  4. Place roll bottoms onto each of 4 plates. Top each with a tomato slice, onion slice, patty, 1 1/2 bacon slices and 4 pickle chips. Spread the cut side of the top half of each roll with the dressing and set atop the burger.