Ingredients

Title Value
1.
Bacon, cut in half
12 slices
2.
Ground bison
1 pound
3.
Dry bread crumbs
½ cup
4.
Egg
1 large
5.
Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ tablespoons
6.
Himalayan pink salt
1 teaspoon
7.
Ground black pepper
1 teaspoon
8.
Sharp Cheddar cheese
4 slices
9.
Hawaiian-style hamburger buns
4
10.
Mayonnaise, or to taste (Optional)
4 teaspoons

Cooking

1 . Stage

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

2 . Stage

Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels; reserve bacon grease.

3 . Stage

Mix bison, bread crumbs, egg, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper in a bowl until evenly combined. The mixture should be slightly sticky and easy to form. Split into 4 equal patties. Use some leftover bacon grease to moisten each side of the patties; this will inhibit them from sticking on the grill and adds a little flavor.

4 . Stage

Cook patties on the preheated grill until browned, about 5 minutes on each side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of each patty should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Place Cheddar slices on each patty and continue to grill until melted, about 1 minute more. Remove to a plate.

5 . Stage

Place buns on the grill, sliced sides down, to toast, about 1 minute. Spread mayonnaise over the toasted buns. Add burgers and bacon.