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1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
4 ounces cheddar cheese, sliced, if desired
4 buns, toasted
Lettuce and tomato slices, if desired
1 (12-ounce) package HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® Original Thick Cut Bacon, cooked according to package directions


  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat. In large bowl, combine ground beef, salt and pepper.

  2. Form beef into 4 patties and grill to desired doneness. Top burger patties with sliced cheddar cheese, if desired.

  3. Add lettuce and tomato slices to bun bottoms, if desired. Place burger patty on bun. Top with 2 to 4 slices bacon and add bun top.