Form the ground beef
into 4 patties, about 3 1/2 inches in diameter. Sprinkle both sides of each patty liberally with salt and pepper.
Heat a grill, grill pan
, or cast-iron skillet over high heat, adding the canola oil
if applicable. Cook the patties for approximately 3 minutes, then flip and top with 1 slice of Cheddar (cover to melt
). Continue cooking for an additional 3 minutes for medium, or continue cooking to your desired doneness.
Build the burgers by placing each cooked patty
on a slice of toast. Top with the tomatoes
, lettuce and Candied Bacon. Smear the top toast slices with the Bacon Mayonnaise and place on top of other ingredients. Serve immediately.