3ouncesBlack Creek® Extra Sharp Cheddar cheesesliced or crumbled
Let ground beef sit at room temp 20-30 minutes. Preheat gas grill to medium-high heat or prepare coals if using charcoal.
Cook bacon in non-stick pan over medium-high heat until crisp, 2-3 minutes per side. Drain and set aside. Alternately you can cook them on grill with burgers.
In a medium bowl mix together ground beef, egg, worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Form into 3 patties, about ¾-inch thick.
Place burger patties and mushrooms on lightly greased grill and cook 4-6 minutes, until sear marks form on bottom. Reduce heat to medium and flip items. Cook about 5 minutes longer or until seared, mushrooms are tender and burgers reach and internal temp of about 150° F for medium. Top each burger with desired amount of cheddar right before end of cooking and melt.
Place burger patties on mushrooms and top with avocado and cooked bacon.
Note: Makes 3 open face burgers. Cook 6 thin portobello mushrooms if you want for both sides.