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When my friend sent me a link to a bacon cheese burger, I thought, “So? I eat bacon cheese burgers all the time.” I assumed this was just a cheese burger with tons of bacon on it. Or, like, tons of bacon and awesome cheese. Something delicious but not far from standard. I was wrong.

This burger is made of bacon. Entirely. Bacon ground into a burgery mound and then shaped into a patty and fried. And I just had to say wow! Because that is intense. I feel like I should be jumping up and down and exclaiming that at last my prayers have been answered. And yet I’m not sure how I feel about it. Is there such a thing as too much bacon? Is that even possible? I feel like I’m beginning to question my very nature. There’s only one way to solve this…I’ll have to make one. And now you know how I’m going to spend the three-day weekend.

If the entirely-bacon cheese burger goes beyond your bacon eating capabilities, you might be interested to know that the El Rancho Marketplace in beautiful Santa Ynez, California has created a blend of high quality ground beef and bacon which they grind themselves in their gourmet meat department. The bacon adds the grease and moisture needed to balance out the low-fat content of the beef. So if you’re ever out in Santa Barbara County wine country, make the stop. It will be well worth your while.

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