So how better to end the week than a burger?! Some of you may have wondered where I was going, first with the barbecue sauce and then with the buns. That’s right. We’re going to Burgerville.

This burger has so many of my favorite things–barbecue sauce, pineapple, bacon. I mean, really, how can you go wrong? To make it even better, it’s super fast, something you can definitely throw together at the end of a long day and not want to kill yourself afterwards.
Barbecue Bacon Burgers
1 lb. lean ground beef
4 slices bacon
4 slices pineapple
Barbecue sauce (Quick and Easy Barbecue Sauce works great; however, as you can see from my picture, any good barbecue sauce will do)
4 hamburger buns (give the homemade hamburger buns a try!)

Preheat grill to medium. Combine ground beef and about 2-3 Tbsp. of barbecue sauce. If it gets a little hard to handle, toss in some bread crumbs until it sticks together better, but that can be avoided by adding the barbecue sauce a tablespoon at a time and then evaluating whether or not it really needs any more. Shape into 4 patties and toss those babies onto the grill.

In the meantime, fry the bacon. When you flip the burgers, add the pineapple slices to the grill, making sure you get a chance to flip them once as well. If desired, toast your buns. Stop giggling. Place burgers in buns, top with the slice of pineapple, top that with a crispy slice of bacon (broken in half, so you have two smaller pieces on your burger), and top that with another couple tablespoons of barbecue sauce. Things are about to get messy, so don’t even bother trying to make them pretty; a little haphazard sauce adds to the rugged handsomeness of the burger (I’m thinking Daniel Craig as James Bond here–a REAL international super spy would have had his nose broken a few times, unlike Pretty Pierce).

Daniel Craig: Pineapple Bacon Burger

Pierce Brosnan: Gourmet Angus Burger, Eaten with Knife and Fork, Dijon on the Side

So, in the spirit of James Bond…who’s your favorite Bond? Yeah, I’m serious. I get that this is a food blog, but I’ve been all doldrum-y lately regarding my very mundane life (hurricanes aside) and I have experienced some longing in my life to be involved in espionage, so Bond movies are probably the closest this minivan-driving-mama is going to get. So I wanna hear it.

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