12 slices Bacon
3 Tbsp maple syrup
2 lb. ground beef
6 slices sharp Cheddar cheese
6 hamburger buns
Ketchup, pickle, lettuce, tomoto slices for toppings
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line rimmed baking pan with parchment. Cut bacon slices into thirds. Using 6 portions, weave into lattice square. Repeat to form 6 squares.
Arrange bacon squares on parchment. Bake 20 minutes until starting to crisp. Brush with maple syrup. Bake 5 to 8 minutes longer until desired crispness.
Meanwhile, heat grill to medium-high. Shape beef into six 4 1/2-inch patties. Salt and pepper both sides. Grill until cooked through,* turning once or twice. During the last minute, top with cheese.
Spread the bottom of each bun with ketchup. Layer with lettuce, cheeseburgers, tomato and bacon.
Top with remaining buns and pickles. Ketchup, lettuce, and tomato.
*Always cook ground beef to a safe minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees F (71.1 degrees C).