All-American Bacon Cheeseburgers Recipe
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All-American Bacon Cheeseburgers Recipe

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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
Featured In: Top 10 Burger Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as All-American Hamburgers in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p42

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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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."

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