I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to make this XXL Burger, and National Hamburger day was the perfect day! The weather had been dreary and rainy all week, so I wasn’t able to grill the patties. Instead I fried it on the stove top, which turned out great! I still got the crispy edges, the patties were juicy and flavorful, and the patties stayed together nicely during the flip.
This XXL Burger is a bacon double cheeseburger with 3 lbs worth of ground beef. It’s big enough to serve 8 people. I was extremely happy with how the buns turned out, as I’m not much of a baker. My husband and mom were big fans of the bread. I may have to make some more sometime, in regular size. For my toppings, I used lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar, onions, jalepenos, and a special sauce I made (mayo, ranch seasoning, sour cream, garlic powder).
After I fried the bacon, I reserved the oil to use for frying the patties. I had family over that week and knew I need to prepare the buns the night before to save on time. I mixed and shaped the patties the next morning and refrigerated it until ready to cook.
I was figuring out the best way to flip the patties in order to prevent oil splatter and also potentially breaking the patty. Two spatulas worked out great.
NOTE: Be very careful when flipping the patties, you don’t want to drop it by accident into the hot oil and burn yourself.
Here’s the making of the XXL Burger: