Goodness – but I have been sitting on this for awhile (which – by-the-by – is not any kind of proper way to treat a tasty burger) – and now is the proper time to unleash this particular taste upon the planet.

Now – everyone doff your hats and bow your heads because – today is for “The United States of Burger.”

Here is what you will need.

  • Hamburger
  • Crispy Bacon Crumbles
  • Apples
  • BBQ sauce (make sure to get a good one – mine was smoky and crummy)
  • Grated American Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Alright – did you crisp your bacon? If not – my new technique involves cooking it on a rack in a cookie sheet in the oven. For 10-15 minutes – with the oven set to 400. Flip it at some point – if you would be a dear.

Peel your apples, core them and then cut them into little cubes.

Mix everything together – you kind of have to eyeball this to taste – and then throw a teeny tiny patty into a frying pan – so that you can get an idea as to what you have just made. Adjust the mixture accordingly, patty them puppies up and then throw them on the grill.