Choosing the right type of ground beef isn’t as cut and dry as you might think. Depending on your cooking method and desired level of doneness, you'll 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. 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 prefers Nueske’s, Hormel, Wright and Benton’s after putting several popular bacon brands
to the test. Then, try our favorite way of cooking bacon
: in the oven!
How else can you cook bacon cheeseburgers?
Don’t limit your cheeseburger consumption to grilling season! Check out our guide on pan-frying patties
so you can enjoy these bacon cheeseburgers year-round. You can also cook them in the oven or the air fryer.
What else can you put on bacon cheeseburgers?
These bacon cheeseburgers are delicious on their own, but a spread of toppings allows everyone to personalize their burger. We love pickled red onions, fried eggs, tangy slaw or garlic aioli. Here are our tips on how to make your burger even better
!—Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant