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Caramelized Onion-Bacon Burgers Recipe

Caramelized Onion-Bacon Burgers Recipe

These juicy, flavorful burgers feature a nice tang with the barbecue sauce on top. They're always a hit at get-togethers. —Jordan Mason, Brookville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Grill: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 bacon strips, halved
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese


  • 1. Place 1/3 cup barbecue sauce in a small bowl. Crumble beef over barbecue sauce and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  • 2. In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain. In another skillet, saute onion in 2 tablespoons butter until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3. Spread buns with remaining butter; set aside. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 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.
  • 4. Place buns, cut side down, on grill for 1-2 minutes or until toasted. Spread buns with barbecue sauce; serve burgers on buns with onion and bacon. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 645 calories, 40 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 137 mg cholesterol, 1,153 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

"Made these tonight, and we loved them. I didn't add bbq sauce to the meat (forgot that step) and sauteed the onion in a little bit of the bacon grease and butter. Wonderful. Next time, I'll try bleu cheese instead of cheddar. (my favorite burger from one of my local restaurants)"

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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.