The Basics: How to Make a Bacon Cheeseburger

The Basics: How to Make a Bacon Cheeseburger

Pan-fried in bacon grease

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from something raw to something cooked using simple ingredients, free of measurements and complicated techniques. A method that you can have in your back pocket and whip out whenever you like. We call it recipe-free cooking.

You'll need:

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  • a frying pan
  • a knife
  • a spatula
  • two slices of bacon
  • 4 ounces of lean ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • toppings and condiments of your choice (e.g., onion, lettuce, tomato, pickle, mustard, mayo, ketchup)
  • one hamburger bun
  • two slices of your favorite cheese

Illustrations by Bill Russell