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Grilled Bacon Burgers

“I really like cooking and having family or friends over," writes Wanda Holoubek from Omaha, Nebraska. "These juicy burgers always go over big at get-togethers.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 5 bacon strips
  • 5 hamburger buns, split
  • Leaf lettuce, tomato slices and onion slices, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the egg, cheese, onion, soy sauce, ketchup and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into five patties. Wrap a bacon strip around each; secure with a toothpick.
  • Grill patties, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Discard toothpicks. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato and onion if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 411 calories, 21g fat (9g saturated fat), 130mg cholesterol, 939mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • mickir
    Jun 5, 2013

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  • kms142
    May 26, 2012

    My husband prefers it if I fry up the bacon first and then put it on after the burgers are grilled.  But then again, his food groups are bacon and steak.  (He's a "Meat & Potatoes Kinda Guy.") 

  • schafes
    May 31, 2011

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  • FACSteacher
    Sep 6, 2010

    Made these and loved them!!! Cooked the bacon and threw it in the meat instead of on top. I'd actually add more cheese next time since I couldn't hardly taste it.

  • skipperstrucking
    Aug 16, 2010

    I tried this recipe last night and my wife said it was the best burger shes ever had. I had a couple of issues with it. The main issue was mixing the shredded cheese into the hamburger meat. It made a larger than necessary mess on the grill. I would leave that part out and just melt a slice of cheese on top at the end of cooking. I also left off the bacon, but that was just to cut down on the fat alittle. All in all this was a good burger.

  • Kris Countryman
    Jul 24, 2010

    My husband really liked this burger. Next time I will time it better. I burned these on the grill. I think the bacon flared up and burned the whole burger.

  • zucchinilady
    Jan 23, 2010

    my grandson mentioned he liked burgers with bacon and I remembed this recipe, so made them for him the next time he visited - they were a very big hit! The flavor is so good and makes a moist burger - will be making these often!

  • kljsdfkjsd
    Sep 1, 2009

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  • Sally Wisdom
    May 30, 2009

    If it's easier for you, why not. The bacon we buy is already cooked. . .Hormel has this type of bacon with about 15 strips in a box. . .to me it's easier to put a bacon strip across the patty than crumbling the bacon and getting greasy hands.

  • Sally Wisdom
    May 30, 2009

    I purchase packaged pre-cooked bacon. We've found that 2 oz of ground beef 'flattened', topped with 2-3 pieces of the pre-cooked bacon, then topped with another 2 oz patty, sides crimped together make a really good hamburger. . .just had 10 high school seniors for a party and they loved this recipe! We do the same thing with cheese instead of the pre-cooked bacon strips.