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
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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KrystaLyn 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 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 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 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 146968
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

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

Vkruzin 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 111084
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

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

gloria1967 191370
Reviewed May. 28, 2013

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

ctarrh 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 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."

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