Fresh Food Friday BLT Burger


It’s going to be hot in Michigan this weekend, and many of us will be sitting outside enjoying the warm weather and firing up the grill. I found this recipe combining two of my favorites — BLT and a grilled burger. Try this BLT burger from while you are outside enjoying this little taste of an early summer!

BLT Burger


  • 1 lb. bacon slices, halved
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 T. finely chopped chives
  • Lettuce, for serving
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced


Bacon: Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place a baking rack inside of a baking sheet (to help catch grease). Make a bacon weave: On the baking rack, line 3 bacon halves side-by-side. Lift one end of the middle bacon slice and place a fourth bacon half on top of the side pieces and underneath the middle slice. Lay the middle slice back down. Next, lift the two side strips of bacon and place a 5th bacon half on top of the middle piece and underneath the sides. Lay the side slices back down. Finally, lift the other end of the middle slice and place a 6th slice on top of the side pieces and underneath the middle slice. Repeat to make a second weave. Season with pepper and bake until bacon is crispy, 25 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to blot grease. Let cool for at least 10 minutes.

Burgers: Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Shape ground beef into large patties and season both sides with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked to your liking, about 4 minutes per side for medium.

Herb mayo: In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, and chives.

Assemble burgers: For each burger, place a bacon weave on the bottom then spread it with some herb mayo. Top with burger, lettuce, tomato and remaining bacon weave. Serve immediately.


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