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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:37 pm
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Last Sunday I was going to grill up some burgers and decided to change things up a little. Every so often I mix the ground beef with creamy salad dressing, diced bacon, and cheese and since I hadn't done that for awhile it seemed like a good thing to do.
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There are no set measurements, just what feels right.
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A bacon wrap helps keep at least some of the cheese and dressing in the meat but some will invariably be lost.
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Direct grilling would really create a mess so indirect is better.
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Instead of regular burgers I decided that patty melts would be a nice change, and it's not a patty melt without bread of some sort. My preference is rye and I buttered and grilled it.
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I'd like to take credit for a killer smoke ring but that's just the bacon. :wink: The burgers were thoroughly cooked but still moist thanks to the other ingredients, although they were a little small for the bread.
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The burgers had plenty of flavor and the crispy bread was a nice alternative to regular buns. Regular burgers are always good but there's nothing wrong with a little creativity now and then!

Brad

Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:39 pm
smokin'gal well done
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That looks very tasty and is an interesting twist on a burger. Thanks for sharing.

Post Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:32 pm
Griffin well done
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Yep....I'd eat that in a heartbeat.

Post Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:46 pm
Dyal_SC well done
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Saw this earlier today, but I'm just now getting a chance to reply. Those are some excellent and creative looking burgers! Thanks for the inspiration with the Creamy Ranch Dressing. After seeing your post, I knew I had to try it with the sliders that I had planned. I didn't notice too much of a flavor difference, but I didn't wrap them in bacon and I didn't grill them indirect. BUT, they were very, very moist, especially for small sliders. Do you taste the ranch after using your method?
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Post Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:57 pm
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My goodness, those melts do look tasty, Brad! :D
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Post Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:01 pm
jsperk well done
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Brad, those are incredible looking. I have to make those.
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