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Bacon *cooking noob, please help* Kristin B. +down.45+ 1 child; Montgomery, Alabama 2013 posts
3rd Jan '13

My husband normally makes hamburgers on the stove using a skillet pan. But a few days ago my mom showed me how to do it in the oven on the "broil" setting. It was soooo much easier. BUT I used pre-made frozen patties to do those. Would it work the same way if I make my own patties??? and how long should they stay in the oven? ALSO, I want to put bacon on these. Is it ok to throw the bacon in the oven too (on top of the patties and cheese) instead of cooking it on the stove? I always botch bacon when I cook it on the stove >< How long should the bacon stay in?



sorry for the hodge podge of questions
TIA

Mrs. Daniel 1 child; California 547 posts
3rd Jan '13

If you we're to put bacon on top, then the fat would render onto and into your meat. You might not get and even cook. The bacon package should have baking directions. The key to stove top bacon is to never walk away. I cut mine in half so that the strips don't curl up and cook unevenly.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
3rd Jan '13

You can't cook bacon on the burgers - that has to be done separately.



I make bacon in the oven lots of times: http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/breakfastcookery/ht/bacon.htm



And burgers via broiler: http://www.ehow.com/how_5050927_broil-hamburgers-oven.html

Kristin B. +down.45+ 1 child; Montgomery, Alabama 2013 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" You can't cook bacon on the burgers - that has to be done separately. I make bacon in the oven lots ... [snip!] ... And burgers via broiler: http://www.ehow.com/how_5050927_broil-hamburgers-oven.html"


thanks :)

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting Kristin B. +down.45+:" thanks :)"

No problem! It really is easy peasy. The BEST hing in the broiler is steaks.



If you are a cooking noob, try this site for idea that will make you feel like a pro & it is sooooo simple, especially if you are busy: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/ I used it ALL the time when I worked especially. And one thing that always amazes me at how easy & yummy it is is twice baked potatoes.

Kristin B. +down.45+ 1 child; Montgomery, Alabama 2013 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" No problem! It really is easy peasy. The BEST hing in the broiler is steaks. If you are a cooking noob, ... [snip!] ... the time when I worked especially. And one thing that always amazes me at how easy & yummy it is is twice baked potatoes."


oooo I love twice baked potatoes!



instead of having to cook the bacon and burgers at separate times, would it be ok to cook it like the article says, but instead of preheating to 400, could I throw it in there while the broiler is preheating???

Meg Bloxham 1 child; Olive Branch, Mississippi 242 posts
3rd Jan '13

I used to always botch bacon... and then I started cooking it in the microwave :D Four minutes or so, a little over, and I have perfect bacon ^.^

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting Kristin B. +down.45+:" oooo I love twice baked potatoes! instead of having to cook the bacon and burgers at separate times, ... [snip!] ... cook it like the article says, but instead of preheating to 400, could I throw it in there while the broiler is preheating???"

I have never tried it - but to be honest I totally would & just keep checking on it.

Kristin B. +down.45+ 1 child; Montgomery, Alabama 2013 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" I have never tried it - but to be honest I totally would & just keep checking on it."


ok :D thanks for your help :)