4thick slices cheddar cheesepreferably Irish cheddar (I used Kerrygold Aged Cheddar)
4English muffinssplit and toasted
Add first 8 ingredients (ground beef through pepper) in a large bowl and gently mix with your hands. Be careful not to overwork the meat or it will become tough.
Form 4 equal patties and place on a small sheet pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
When ready to cook, preheat grill to medium high. Lightly oil cooking grates and/or patties. Grill to desired level of doneness, placing cheese on for the last minute or two of grilling. Place burgers on English muffins and top with bacon. Serve immediately.