Yield: 6 servings.
1½ pounds ground beef
½ cup onion, finely diced
2 slices bacon, finely diced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1¼ cups fresh, soft bread crumbs
1 large egg
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 slices cheese (optional)
Toppings and condiments
Combine ground beef, onion, bacon, Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs, egg, salt, and pepper. Mix with hands until blended. Shape ground beef mixture into 6 patties.
Oil grill grate and heat half of it to high or about 400° to 450°. The other half of the grill should be low heat.
Place burgers on the high-heat side and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, or until well browned. Move them to the low-heat area and continue to cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, or until each burger has reached an internal temperature of 160°. Top with cheese, if desired, and let sit for 1 minute. Serve on buns and add your favorite toppings.