Smokey Maple Double Cheddar Bacon Burger with a side of Caesar salad

Ingredients (four servings):

Burger

• Smokin Jon’s Smokey Maple BBQ Sauce (1/2 cup)
• Ground beef (2 pounds)
• Worcestershire sauce (1 Tbsp)
• Egg (1, medium)
• Garlic powder (1 Tbsp)
• Onion powder (1 Tbsp)
• Cracked black pepper (1 Tsp)
• Rolled oats (2 Tbsp)
• Sugar (1 Tsp)
• Brioche buns (4)

Caesar salad

• Romaine lettuce (1 head, chopped)
• Clove of garlic (1/2, minced)
• Anchovies (1, minced)
• Worcestershire sauce (1 Tbsp)
• Dijon mustard (1 Tbsp)
• Egg yolk (2x)
• Vegetable oil (1/2 cup)
• Lemon juice (1/2 squeezed)
• Cracked black pepper (1 Tsp)
• Parmesan cheese (shaved, ¼ cup)
• Bacon (4 strips cooked, cut into small pieces)
• Croutons (as desired)

Burger toppings

• Bacon (cooked, 4 strips)
• Tomato (4 slices)
• Red onion (4 slices)
• White and medium yellow cheddar (2 slices each)
• Lettuce (topping of your choice)

How to prepare:

• Combine Worcestershire sauce, egg, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, oats, sugar and add to ground beef; mix well, then form into patties (for best flavour, make mixture ahead of time and let sit in fridge for one hour prior to making patties)
• Preheat BBQ to medium heat and cook patties to your liking; when burgers are almost cooked, brush each side with BBQ sauce (leave 2 Tbsp aside)
• In the meantime, prepare the dressing as follows: add garlic and anchovies to bowl and combine, then add Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and egg yolk; slowly whisk in oil to create an emulsion (creamy texture). Once ready to serve, mix romaine with dressing, and sprinkle with lemon juice,
pepper, parmesan cheese, bacon, and croutons
• Brush burger patty with remaining BBQ sauce and assemble by adding bacon strips,
cheddar slices, tomato slices, onion, and lettuce
• Enjoy!