BBQ BACON RANCH BURGER

INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2 LBS GROUND BEEF
4 BACON SLICES
4 BRIOCHE BURGER BUNS
4 LARGE SLICES CHEDDAR CHEESE
2 TBSP TRAEGER RUB
1 TOMATO, SLICED
TRAEGER TEXAS SPICY BBQ SAUCE
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
RANCH DRESSING

PREPARATION:

When ready to cook, start the Traeger according to grill instructions. Set the temperature to 350 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Place bacon directly on the grill grate and cook 15-20 minutes flipping occasionally until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp.

Increase grill temperature to 450 degrees F (set to 500 degrees F if using a WiFIRE-enabled grill) and preheat, lid closed for 10-15 minutes.

Portion ground beef into 4, 6 oz patties and flatten. Place patties directly on the grill grate and cook 5 minutes on the first side then flip, top with cheese and cook for 5 minutes more.

To build the burger, place ranch on the top and bottom bun. Place burger on bottom bun and top with BBQ sauce, tomato, bacon and top bun. Enjoy!