I can’t re-invent the wheel….

Irisa Raina 9


But I can re-invent the bacon cheese burger!

I got this brain storm in the middle of the night { which is where most of my ker~razy recipes happen } on how to re-invent this classic dish!

So this is my take on …re-inventing the wheels on the bus goes round and round…ha ha ha!

I really should start sleeping more.

Oh and guess who forgot to pick up a tomato today? I’ll give you a hint…Irisa did!

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Stove Top


¾ pound ground sirloin 80/20
6 ounces of thick cut apple wood bacon { cut into small bite size pieces } or any bacon you prefer
1 medium onion { sliced thin }
sharp cheddar cheese { grated } use as much or as little as you like
1 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
salted butter { for the buns }
buns { toasted }

How to Make I can’t re-invent the wheel….


  • 1Cut the bacon into small bite size pieces and fry till very crisp, remove but do not discard the grease.
  • 2Fry the onions in the grease till they are translucent and begin to caramelize. Remove from the grease. Do not discard the grease.
  • 3Mix the sirloin with the bacon, pepper, salt and make the patties. Try not to over mix the meat; it will make the patties tough.
  • 4Fry the patties in this wonderful flavored bacon/onion grease. There won’t be too much grease because the onions will have absorbed some. OMGoodness bacon flavored onions!!!
  • 5Butter and toast the buns { this is just another level of flavor ! } And it’s those little touches that can break or make a dish.
  • 6Drain on paper towels and while they are still hot top with the grated cheese, and pile the onions on the bottom of the bun.
    Serve with and pickles & chips.

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About I can’t re-invent the wheel….

Course/Dish: Beef, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American