Caramelized Onion-Bacon Burgers

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Grill: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Apr. 12, 2023
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
Caramelized Onion-Bacon Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 lightly and thoroughly. Shape into 4 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 remaining 1/2 cup barbecue sauce; serve burgers on buns with onion and bacon.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 645 calories, 40g fat (20g saturated fat), 137mg cholesterol, 1153mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 35g protein.