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All-American Bacon Cheeseburgers

Where can you get a juicy bacon burger that is so superior to drive-thru fare? Right in you backyard with this delicious cheeseburger recipe. —Jackie Burns, Silverdale, Washington
  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 472 calories, 25g fat (10g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 947mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.

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  • angela32
    Mar 23, 2018

    My son asked for cheeseburgers for his birthday and these hit the spot! Delicious!

  • MarineMom_texas
    Jan 15, 2018

    We loved these cheeseburgers tonight. Because it is so cold outside, I cooked them on my George Foreman grill and they were perfect. I followed the recipe but omitted the sugar as I didn't want them sweet. We added lettuce, tomato, mustard, and onion and they were delicious. Hubby gave a thumbs up. We will have these again.Volunteer Field Editor

  • amsm
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Sep 18, 2014

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

  • Vkruzin
    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!

  • rocky007
    Jun 25, 2013

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