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Cheddar-Bacon Burgers

You won’t believe how juicy these burgers are. The secret is the apple cider; it’s just enough to keep everything moist. Your guests will enjoy the flavor, yet won’t be able to put their finger on what it is. —Shelly Bevington-Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 6 onion rolls, split
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 slices onion
  • 6 romaine leaves


  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add beef and sausage; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into six patties.
  • In a large skillet, cook burgers over medium heat 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Spread rolls with mayonnaise; top with burgers, onion and romaine.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning. Look for it in the spice aisle.

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  • SandraMcClure
    Nov 21, 2014

    These burgers received rave reviews from my bunch! They loved the flavor and juiciness and insisted this recipe go into my permanent collection. Can't wait to pass this one on.

  • DianeC23
    Jan 6, 2014

    These burgers were tasty, though I think I may have cooked them a little longer than needed. I omitted the sausage and decreased the amount of juice. May try them with the sausage next time. I'd make this one again! (I also baked the burgers instead of frying them.)

  • mrsh318
    Oct 6, 2013

    Went to the cooking show and am trying recipes from the show and also from the magazines given out. I agree they are somewhat moist. I do think I cooked mine a little longer than they said because I was worried about the sausage in them. I didn't think they were that fabulous though.

  • jesiann
    Oct 1, 2013

    I can't believe I'm the first to review these delicious burgers! I very honestly have never had such a juicy tasty burger. I even made them into burger steaks with a brown beef gravy. My family LOVED them both ways! I've shared the recipe and everyone who has tried it is amazed and passes the recipe to others. :)