Best Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Recipe

Best Easy-to-Make Bacon Cheeseburgers Recipe

Get ready for the most indulgent bacon cheeseburger experience of your life! This recipe takes the classic favorite to new heights with multiple layers of bacon flavor, a special sauce infused with bacon goodness, and a crispy bacon weave topping. It’s a meat lover’s dream come true!

Bacon Weave: The Game-Changer

The star of this burger is undoubtedly the bacon weave. This ingenious technique creates a blanket of interlocked bacon strips that provides perfect coverage and unmatched stability. Here’s how to create your own bacon masterpiece:

Creating the Perfect Bacon Weave

  1. Lay out 6 bacon slices side by side on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  2. Fold up every other slice halfway, then place a new slice perpendicular at the fold.
  3. Unfold the lifted slices over the new strip.
  4. Repeat the folding and weaving process until you have a 6×6 square of bacon.
  5. Bake until crispy, then cut into four squares for your burgers.

Elevating Every Element

This recipe doesn’t stop at the bacon weave. We’re infusing bacon flavor into every possible component:

  • Burger patties seared in bacon fat for extra flavor
  • Special sauce with a hint of bacon
  • Buns toasted with a bacon fat brush
  • Onions caramelized in leftover bacon drippings

Ingredients for Bacon Cheeseburger Perfection

  • 12 slices thick-cut, naturally smoked bacon
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown or Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 24 ounces (1 1/2 pounds) freshly ground beef chuck
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 soft hamburger rolls
  • 4 slices American or cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 12 dill pickle chips

Crafting Your Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) with a cast iron skillet on the bottom rack.
  2. Create your bacon weave on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until crisp, about 25 minutes.
  3. While the bacon cooks, mix the special sauce: combine mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, relish, and black pepper.
  4. Form 4 burger patties, creating a slight indentation in the center. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Once the bacon is done, set aside and pour off the excess fat for later use.
  6. Brush the inside of the buns with bacon fat and set aside.
  7. Cook the burgers in the bacon-greased skillet, flipping occasionally, until they reach your desired doneness.
  8. Top with cheese and let it melt.
  9. In the same skillet, caramelize the onions in the remaining bacon fat.
  10. Toast the buns under the broiler until golden brown.
  11. Assemble your burgers: spread sauce on both buns, add pickles to the bottom bun, then stack the patty, onions, and bacon weave. Crown with the top bun and enjoy!

Pro Tips for Burger Perfection

  • For the juiciest burgers, avoid overworking the meat when forming patties
  • Allow your burgers to rest for a few minutes after cooking to redistribute the juices
  • Experiment with different cheese varieties for unique flavor profiles
  • Don’t skip the pickle chips – they add a perfect tangy crunch!
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1139 Calories
73g Fat
40g Carbs
78g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 1139
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 73g 94%
Saturated Fat 26g 130%
Cholesterol 245mg 82%
Sodium 1938mg 84%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 78g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 363mg 28%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 971mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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