Bacon Cheeseburger Tips
What’s the best type of ground beef to use in bacon cheeseburgers?
Choosing the right type of ground beef isn’t as cut and dry as you may think. Depending on your cooking method and desired level of doneness, you may want different ratios of fat to lean meat. Here in the Test Kitchen, we prefer an 80/20 blend for a medium-rare burger. For a medium-well burger, we go with a 70/30 blend instead. Learn more about which ground beef is best for your burger
What is the best kind of bacon to put on bacon cheeseburgers?
Our Test Kitchen-preferred bacon brands include Nueske’s, Hormel, Wright and Benton’s after putting several popular bacon brands to the test. Give our favorite way to cook bacon
a try—in the oven! Learn more about why we thought these bacon brands
are the best.
How else can you cook bacon cheeseburgers?
Don’t limit your cheeseburger consumption to grilling season in the summer. Check out our guide to pan-fried patties
and enjoy these bacon cheeseburgers by cooking then on the stove all year round. You can also cook them in the oven or in the air fryer.
What else can you put on bacon cheeseburgers?
These bacon cheeseburgers are delicious on their own, but a spread of toppings can ensure everyone can personalize their burger just how they like. We love pickled red onions, fried eggs, a tangy slow or a garlic aioli. Here are our tips on how to make your burger even better
!—Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
1 serving: 472 calories, 25g fat (10g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 947mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.