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Bacon Burgers on Brioche Buns

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Bacon Burgers on Brioche Buns

Bacon Burgers on Brioche Buns
John Kernick
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The burger at Tyler Florence 's Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco is called Le Grand with good reason: It's a custom blend of ground prime rib, brisket, skirt steak and tenderloin, topped with Nueske's bacon and Cowgirl Creamery's triple-cream Mt. Tam cheese. The recipe is also delicious with a mix of chuck and sirloin.


  • 2 medium red onions, thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1/2 cup(s) mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 slice(s) of thick-cut bacon, 12 ounces
  • 3 pound(s) mixed ground chuck and ground sirloin
  • 12 ounce(s) brie, sliced
  • 8 brioche burger buns, split


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 400°. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the onions with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and roast until softened, about 20 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the lemon juice. Gradually whisk in the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • 3. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over moderately high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels and break each strip in half.
  • 4. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Form the ground meat into eight patties. Season generously with salt and pepper and brush with olive oil. Grill over moderately high heat until well-browned on the bottom, 5 minutes. Flip the burgers, mound the brie on top and grill for 4 minutes longer, until the cheese is slightly melted and the burgers are medium-rare.
  • 5. Spread the lemon mayonnaise on the cut sides of the buns; set the burgers on the bottoms and top with the bacon and onions. Close the burgers and serve right away.