Bacon Cheeseburger

I had you at either Bacon or Cheeseburger, ha! This Bacon Cheeseburger is unlike other Bacon Cheeseburgers out there, and here is why. Go ahead. Take a good look at the photo below.

This Bacon Cheeseburger is a twist on the beloved classic. It is juicy, flavorful and will impress both that picky eater and the gourmand in your family.

Now, wipe the drool off your face and tell me: Do you see any bacon? No?! That, friends, is why this Bacon Cheeseburger is unlike any other out there.

The smoky bacon is ground or minced and mixed into the ground beef to become that secret ingredient you will have the choice of giving or not giving away to others. Make it with this homemade hamburger bun to get a bacon burger that’s both picture perfect and incredibly tasty.

Why Homemade Burger?

Making a homemade burger takes little effort, gives you control over the ingredients, quality and cut of meat, and the flavor simply cannot be beat. It also takes care of that picky eater and that gourmand in your family–a duo that’s usually hard to please. Also, did I mention it takes little effort? Just believe me.

Serve this Bacon Cheeseburger with oven roasted thick cut fries and garlic aioli or oven baked fries.

Make sure to serve the Bacon Cheeseburger with these delicious, crispy, oven roasted thick cut fries(seen above) or Air Fryer Fries.

Why Camouflage the Bacon?

Adding bacon to your homemade patty will not only make your burger juicier but will also give it that smokey flavor currently missing from your homemade burger.  Not only that, but it evens out the bacon flavor for one to taste in every bite.

Can You Freeze Hamburger Patties?

You can freeze raw patties by placing them in a single layer into a freezer bag.  You can also freeze cooked patties the same way.

Should I Thaw the Frozen Hamburger Patty Before Cooking?

If time allows, it is best to defrost the patties in the refrigerator before cooking them. Cooking them frozen works well though it compromises the texture, shape, and evenness of the patty.

Bacon Cheeseburger

*Bacon Burger Patty Ingredients

  • Beef chuck, ground or 85/15 ground beef
  • Smoked bacon, ground or finely minced
  • Large onion, ground or grated
  • Salt
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • Garlic powder or 3 cloves garlic, minced

*For exact quantities, see recipe card below.

Utensils:

  • 1/2 cup measuring cup
  • 5 inch round ramekins or a Burger Press
  • Wax or Parchment Paper

To Assemble the Bacon Cheeseburger:

  • Good quality brioche buns or make these perfect homemade buns.
  • Cheese of choice, sliced
  • Green Leaf Lettuce
  • Tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • Onion, sliced thinly
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard

How to Make Bacon burger Patties:

Mixing the ground bacon into the ground beef insures the juiciest most flavorful burger! Making a homemade burger takes little effort, gives you control over the ingredients, quality and cut of meat, and the flavor simply cannot be beat.

  • Put ingredients in a bowl and mix until everything is well combined.

So much flavor in this Bacon Cheeseburger! Making perfect patties is easy following the instructions. Your Bacon Cheeseburger will not only taste amazing, it will look picture perfect!

  • Fill a 1/2 cup measuring cup with the hamburger mixture.
  • Spray the ramekin with water to moisten and empty the measuring cup into a 5-inch ramekin or lid.
  • Press the meat in with the bottom of the cup and quickly invert the ramekin with meat onto a parchment paper.

Juicy, beefy, with the right amount of seasoning this Bacon Cheeseburger was one of the best burgers I have ever tasted, and I am not saying that just because I made it! So here it is! by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com

  • Continue with the above method until all meat is gone putting a piece of parchment or wax paper between each patty.
  • Refrigerate or freeze until ready to use wrapping tightly with plastic wrap.

To cook the beef burger in the skillet:   

  • Heat skillet with a drizzle of oil over medium high, place the burger patty and cook for 2-3 minutes per side depending on preferred doneness.
  • While the patty is cooking, toast the buns, spread mayonnaise, ketchup or mustard, put a piece of green leaf lettuce, onion, and tomato on the bottom bun.
  • A minute before the patty is done cooking, place a slice of cheese and allow it to melt.
  • Transfer on top of the prepared burger buns with the condiments and top with the top part of the bun.

To cook burgers on the grill:

  • Clean the grill with the grill brush, heat the coals and allow the flames to die down.
  • Place beef burger patties on the cooking surface over the coals and cook for 2-3 minutes per side depending on preferred doneness.
  • While the patty is cooking, toast the buns, spread mayonnaise, ketchup or mustard, put a piece of green leaf lettuce, onion, and tomato on the bottom bun.
  • A minute before the patty is done cooking, place a slice of cheese and allow it to melt. Transfer on top of the prepared burger buns with the condiments and top with the top part of the bun.

Serving suggestion:

Gluten Free Burger

To make a gluten free burger, substitute the Brioche Buns with couple leaves of butter lettuce on each side of the burger patty.

We had you at Bacon or Cheeseburger, but either way, we're glad you're here. This, Bacon Cheeseburger, friends, is unlike other Bacon Cheeseburgers out there!

So what’s your favorite burger?  Have you ever tried a homemade bacon burger before?

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Bacon Cheeseburger

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Bacon Burger Patty Ingredients

  • 4 lbs beef chuck ground or 85/15 ground beef
  • 1 lb smoked bacon ground or finely minced
  • 1 large onion ground or grated
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 tsp garlic powder or 3 cloves garlic minced

Utensils

  • 1/2 cup measuring cup
  • 5 inch round ramekins/lid or a cookie cutter
  • Wax or Parchment Paper

To Assemble the Bacon Cheeseburger

  • Brioche Buns
  • Cheese of choice sliced
  • Green Leaf Lettuce
  • Tomatoes sliced thinly
  • Onion sliced thinly
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard

Instructions

Bacon Hamburger Patty Instructions

  1. Put Bacon Burger Patty ingredients in a bowl and mix until everything is well combined.  

  2. Fill a 1/2 cup measuring cup with the hamburger mixture. Spray the ramekin with water to moisten and empty the measuring cup into a 5 inch ramekin or lid.  
  3. Press the meat in with the bottom of the cup and quickly invert the ramekin with meat onto a parchment paper. 
  4. Continue with the above method until all meat is gone putting a piece of parchment or wax paper between each patty.

  5. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to use wrapping tightly with plastic wrap.

How to Cook the Burger Patty in the Skillet: 

  1. Heat skillet with a drizzle of oil over medium high, place the patty and cook for 2-3 minutes per side depending on preferred doneness.

  2. While the patty is cooking, toast the buns, spread mayonnaise, ketchup or mustard, and put a piece of green leaf lettuce, onion and tomato on the bottom bun. 

  3. A minute before the patty is done cooking, place a slice of cheese and allow it to melt.
  4. Transfer on top of the prepared burger buns with the condiments and top with the top part of the bun.

How To Cook the Burger Patty on the Grill:

  1. Clean the grill with the grill brush, heat the coals and allow the flames to die down.

  2. Place patties on the cooking surface over the coals and cook for 2-3 minutes per side depending on preferred doneness.
  3. While the patty is cooking, toast the buns, spread mayonnaise, ketchup or mustard, and put a piece of green leaf lettuce, onion and tomato on the bottom bun.

  4. A minute before the patty is done cooking, place a slice of cheese and allow it to melt. Transfer on top of the prepared burger buns with the condiments and top with the top part of the bun.

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  • Viktoriya

    I’ve tried making these, and they came out delicious!!!! I did them for my little one’s Birthday party and everyone loved them. Yum Yum Yum!!! Thank you very much for the recipe

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    • That’s awesome to hear Victoria! Thanks for your feedback!

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  • alana

    This was juicy and delicious. Thanks so much for sharing. I check your blog couple times a day for new posts. Thanks So much!#!!!:)

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  • Mira L

    I almost gave up trying to make good burgers at home. But this wonderful recipe and awesome pictures make me try one more time 🙂

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  • Thalia @ butter and brioche

    i am SO craving one of these burgers right now.. they look so delicious!

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  • Valya of Valya's Taste of Home says

    That looks good! I will try making it my own from now on. My family and me are very picky as far as the cleanliness of the food preparation process. That’s why we very are rarely eat out, maybe on special occasions. Our lesson: ones I bought a cheeseburger at McDonald’s for my 3 year old daughter, and was watching it being made. The cook wiped off the ketchup and what ever was on around it of the counter top and then wrapped the cheeseburger. 🙁

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    • Thanks Valya! Yeah, fast food places are not exactly known for their cleanliness ))) But hey, there’s at least one reason why burgers should be homemade 🙂

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  • Lucy

    Yum! Is all I can say!
    I have never made homemade burger before, but now I want to try. I wanted to ask you girl how many burgers does this come out to be?

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    • Hi Lucy,
      I got about 22 or 24 I think 🙂 If you want to make them thicker, just fill the 1/2 cup measuring cup a little more, but you will get less of them 🙂

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