4thin slices of cheddar or Swiss cheese,or your low FODMAP cheese of choice
Lettuce,green or red leaf or butter lettuce
4slicesof beefsteak tomato
4slicesof crisp cooked bacon;use gluten-free if following a gluten-free diet
Place the beef in a mixing bowl, season lightly with salt and pepper and gently combine; do not overwork the meat.
Divide the meat into four equal plump patties, taking care not to overly compress the meat. Make a slight dimple in the center of each patty with your thumb, which will encourage even cooking. Set aside. Have your buns toasted, if desired. (If we are using a skillet, we toast them on the skillet; if we are using a grill, we toast them on the grill).
Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat or prepare your grill to a medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook for about 3 minutes, undisturbed. Flip over and cook for about 3 minutes more for medium-rare, or a minute longer if you like them more well done. If you are adding cheese, do so during the last minute of cooking, covering if necessary to encourage the cheese to melt.