This burger is so good it’ll make you want to slap yo mama.
I’ve never really understood that phrase.
Are we slapping our momma’s because we can’t handle the exquisite tastes in our mouths?
Or… are we slapping our momma’s because they never made this burger for us and we had to live without it for so long?
Well, I am putting an end to the madness.
Not just because I’m a mom now… and I don’t want to get slapped.
But also because that is anarchy. If everybody slapped their moms, everybody would probably be dead.
You don’t mess with Mama.
Anyway, this burger is awesome. It isn’t your classic, run of the mill hamburger with tomatoes, lettuce and fresh onions. Instead, this beauty has bacon, caramelized onions and a smoky sauce over the top.
The sauce is the secret weapon of this man-wich. It’s actually my copycat Red Robin Campfire Sauce over the top. If you haven’t tried that sauce yet, today is the day.
And yeah… you’ll probably slap your mom.
- Copycat Red Robin Campfire Sauce
- 4 hamburger patties (I just used pre-made ones, but you can make your own)
- 4 cheese slices (I used cheddar/Colby jack mix)
- 1 pound bacon
- 2 yellow onions, sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- Hamburger buns
- Mix together your ingredients to make the Red Robin Campfire Sauce. Cover and place in the refrigerator.
- Preheat grill to medium/high heat.
- In a large skillet fry the bacon over medium/high heat until crispy. Take out the pieces of cooked bacon and place in the microwave to keep warm. In the same skillet, throw in your onions. Continue to cook until nicely browned and caramelized.
- When the onions are almost done, grill patties over medium high heat until medium-rare. Place cheese on top and continue to grill until the cheese is melted. If you are broiling them, place them on a cookie sheet, turn on your broiler and broil them for 10 minutes to get medium-rare. Place cheese on top and continue to broil for 2 minutes more.
- Assemble your hamburgers by spreading butter on the buns and broiling them until they are nice and toasted - should only take 1-2 minutes. Then spread your campfire sauce over the bun, add your cooked patties, bacon and caramelized onions.
- Go to town on those babies.