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All-American Bacon Cheeseburgers Recipe

All-American Bacon Cheeseburgers Recipe

Where can you get a juicy bacon cheeseburger that is so superior to drive-thru fare? Right in you backyard with this delicious recipe. —Jackie Burns, Silverdale, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon steak sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 8 cooked bacon strips
  • Optional toppings: lettuce leaves and tomato, onion and pickle slices


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  • 2. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 3 in. from the heat for 4-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Top with cheese. Grill 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted. Serve on buns with bacon and toppings of your choice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 472 calories, 25g fat (10g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 947mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.

Reviews for All-American Bacon Cheeseburgers

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amsm User ID: 8302234 255887
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2016

"These were juicy and moist! They grilled up nicely and my kids gobbled them up! I topped mine with cheese and onion and ate it with a toasted bun. I would add salt and pepper to mine next time to ad more flavor."

KrystaLyn User ID: 2126428 248098
Reviewed May. 11, 2016

"These were ok. I guess I like my hamburger meat to be seasoned a little more. I felt like they were lacking in flavor."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 242765
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

"I thought these were very tasty burgers. They do remind me of meatloaf though. Good thing I'm a huge fan of meatloaf!"

captnwes User ID: 2709237 231591
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2015

"Used 85% lean ground chuck and red wine vinegar instead of cider vinegar. Otherwise followed recipe. They were good. However they tasted more like meatloaf than a burger. I don't think I would make them again unless I had a "hankerin'" for meatloaf"

Peggyblue33 User ID: 5086807 229166
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2015

"Can't say this was the best burger I've had but These were tasty! Based on the reviews I thought I would have problems with them holding together on the grill, but that wasn't an issue for me. I wonder if other people were using previously frozen hamburger? Sometimes that can result in a watery mix... My meat was not previously frozen and I used an 80/20 mix that worked well."

pammorgan72 User ID: 7996427 146968
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"This recipe is absolutely amazing, best burgers,will definitely be making these again & again!"

Vkruzin User ID: 2988219 172817
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"Tried this recipe during the 4th of July weekend, they were fantastic! Now we are planning a cookout and going to use this recipe for our friends. I had to send this one to my sister in Michigan too! Thank you so much!"

wasoongu User ID: 1077273 111084
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"Made these with ground buffalo instead of beef. Super tasty!"

gloria1967 User ID: 6828203 191370
Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"Made these for Memorial Day and they was a great hit. Everyone loved them"

ctarrh User ID: 3294927 172673
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"These Burgers were amazing!! It has such great flavor! It tasted like a burger that I would get at a restaurant! I'm definitely making these again. I toasted the buns too which added to the flavor."

oneyummy User ID: 6648040 189415
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

"This was good; after reading the reviews, I did add an egg and some breadcrumbs and had no trouble with it falling apart. However, it did change the texture - making it more like a meatloaf-texture."

mmikul User ID: 3140211 187551
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2012

"I made this on the 4th of July, and it was an instant hit! Now, whenerver the family or friends come over to grill and swim, this is my "go to" hamburger recipe. I make the patties about an hour or two ahead, separate them with waxed paper layers, then when we are ready to grill, they are ready! Yummy, juicy, sink your teeth into hamburger!"

jnapaige User ID: 1585717 187529
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

"This recipe is wonderful! It is the only BBQ burger recipe that I go to."

deannasnz User ID: 6542477 111083
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

"My husband (with almost no cooking experience) made these burgers last night and guess what: They're way better than my usual recipe! Delicious. We'll be making them again soon."

agraceberry User ID: 2511024 105763
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2012

"Awesome! Even the picky eaters loved this!"

pamdevone User ID: 3875916 146967
Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"It was a really good cheeseburger."

rachellestratton User ID: 2983875 105759
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"We doubled the recipe. Very tasty!"

playsinthedirt User ID: 90355 111082
Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"My family loved this burger! I was leary of the sugar and vinegar, but these burgers were excellent. They did try to fall apart on the grill, next time I will cook them in the oven under the broiler."

Veronak User ID: 6435040 187526
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2012

"Never thought sugar in a burger would taste so good, but I must say I followed the instructions with the exception of the cider vinegar (didn't have any) and it turned out great. The first time I made them I had to burner a little high, so they burned but the second time hmmmm umph good :)"

Jill Poorman User ID: 4659538 189369
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"The recipie was so fast and had an awsome taste!"

waynepat User ID: 1352809 172672
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"My family loved these burgers. I added an egg but they still fell apart. They have a wonderful flavour so I'll make them again for sure."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 119221
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2011

"My DH loved these!"

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 177257
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"Made a good burger, but I didn't really taste that much of a difference. May try it again."

6suttons User ID: 5335027 177256
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"Everyone loved son ate 3."

sylvia_moss User ID: 4270982 108281
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"These were pretty good. My husband really liked them. I will probably make them again."

jillb6 User ID: 5026670 189351
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2010

"very tasty! my dad said it was the best hamburgers he had in a long time!"

chrisswinters User ID: 4877421 172666
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"Everyone loved this burger would make it again"

DCKuhn User ID: 714537 189350
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"This burger had wonderful flavor. It was a big hit with my family. The only downside was that they completely fell apart on the grill. I use my own home-ground chuck so that might have had something to do with it, but next time I will definitely add an egg to help hold it together."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.