In the pursuit of happiness -- that most unalienable of American rights -- most of us encounter many a burger, a cornerstone of any American diet. But even the burger can be made more quintessentially 'Merican by, for example, ditching the brioche bun (ugh) for a bacon one, like the one created by patriot Clint Cantwell at Grilling.com. This breadless beauty boasts a bun made out of 3lbs of bacon, without so much as a breadcrumb to tarnish its high-protein name. Naturally, it's got salt- and pepper-seasoned beef in the middle, plus some lettuce and tomato if you're into that sorta thing. Which we're not. Because America.
Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist, and has been looking forward to eating too many burgers and singing too much Springsteen all week. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.
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