Aged Cheddar & Bacon Burger

Aged Cheddar & Bacon Burger
2 cups chopped raw bacon
3 pounds ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onions
2 cups diced aged cheddar
4 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
1/2 cup finely chopped herbs (tarragon, parsley and chives)
salt and black pepper to taste

Burger Glaze
1/2 cup barbeque sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Sauté the bacon over medium heat until cooked through (do not throw away the fat). While the bacon and fat are still warm pour over the ground beef in a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Form into 8 even size burgers. Wrap in cling film and chill for a least one hour. To make the glaze combine the barbeque sauce, hoisin sauce, honey and ground cinnamon. Grill the burgers on the BBQ and brush with the glaze every time you turn the burgers. Once cooked through, serve with a final brushing of the glaze.

8 burgers