Allow your bacon to thaw 30-40 minutes. Then cut your slab into 1" strips, so each strip is really about 15 or so 1" pieces of bacon still frozen together...I hope that makes sense. (You basically want chunks of frozen bacon small enough to put into food processor.) It processes much better while frozen, once thawed it gets grossly slimy.
Once you've sliced your bacon, add to a food processor and pulse until your bacon is totally ground up. Of course if you have a grinder, use it!
Place your ground beef into a large bowl. Add cold ground up bacon, worcestershire, onion and garlic powders and pepper. Mix by hand until bacon is well incorporated into ground beef.
Shape into patties, I do approx 8 - 6 oz patties, of course you can do any size you desire. With my family we need 4 and then I freeze 4, wrapping each in plastic wrap and then into a freezer bag, they will freeze well for up to 3 months.
Grill or fry these, watch closely if grilling, a lot of grease will run, causing fires. Because there is bacon, you should cook these to well done. They will be very moist due to the bacon.
I fried the ones in photo, over med high heat on first side for 5ish minutes. Flipped over and turned heat down to medium for another 5-7 minutes, bare in mind, times will change depending on thickness of burgers. Place your favorite cheese on top, if desired, cover and remove from heat until cheese is melted. Serve as desired.
Per photo: I used provolone cheese this time around, then smothered my burger in caramelized mushrooms and onions on a 7 grain bun. Soooo Yummy! :o)
I love this burger on top of a grilled or roasted portabella mushroom cap smothered in caramelized onion, topped with gruyere cheese, pop in oven to melt cheese until all ooey gooey...I'll try to remember to get a photo of that next time! OMGosh YUM