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Cheddar-Bacon Burgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

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
Cheddar-Bacon Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add beef and sausage; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into six patties.
  2. 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.

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