BBQ Bacon Burgers

If you're looking for the perfect hamburger to grill up this summer, look no further. Our BBQ Bacon Burgers have bacon IN the hamburger, making them more flavorful than ever before!

Bacon BurgerS

You might be wondering why putting the bacon into your burger is such a big deal, but we can promise you once you taste the delicious bacon infused burger you won’t go back to any regular hamburger anytime soon.

We’ve cooked and crumbled a few strips of bacon and threw them into our meat mixture. If you’re looking for even more of a bacon flavor, top your burger with a few extra cooked pieces. Can you really have too much bacon? We definitely don’t think so.

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How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

I was skeptical when our sister Elyse told us she cooked her bacon in the oven. But after trying her crumbly delicious bacon I couldn’t wait to try her method!

This is the perfect way to cook bacon when you need to add it to other recipes.

You can throw on as many slices as you need and you don’t have to worry about that bacon grease splattering everywhere.

Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Then place 2 wire racks on the foil. We used baking cooling racks.
  2. Arrange the bacon slices on the racks.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes, or until crispy.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. Perfect crunchy bacon every single time.

We threw on a few extra slices for this recipe so we can add some on top of our burger at the end.



BBQ Bacon Burger Sauce

If you’re from Utah or know anyone from Utah, there’s a very good chance you’ve heard of “fry sauce.”

Fry sauce is the delicious combination of ketchup, mayonnaise, some spices, and oftentimes a little bbq sauce.

We knew adding some fry sauce to this burger would take it over the top with flavor. But adding it on top was not enough, so once again, we put it IN the patty.

You can use any BBQ sauce for this recipe. Our favorite is Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce. You can find it at any grocery store.

We mixed our BBQ sauce with a little mayonnaise. It’s not exactly a low calorie burger, but if you’re looking to save a little, you could definitely use light mayonnaise in this sauce and it would still taste delicious.

What to Serve with BBQ Bacon Hamburgers

Just like any burger, this one goes great with fries. Here are a few of our favorite homemade french and sweet potato fry recipes:

Serves: 4

Serves: 4 big burgers

BBQ Bacon Burgers

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 4 bacon strips (cooked and crumbled)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons steak seasoning (I used McCormick Montreal seasoning)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 slices Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 tomato (sliced)
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup sliced dill pickles
  • 1 onion (sliced)


  1. Mix together mayonnaise and barbecue sauce in a small bowl.
  2. In another bowl, combine the crumbled bacon, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise mixture, onion and steak seasoning; add the ground beef and mix well (it worked best when I just used my hands to incorporate all the seasonings). Shape into four patties.
  3. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until done.
  4. Place a slice of cheese on top. Cover and cook 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  5. Spread remaining mayonnaise mixture over buns.
  6. Place cooked hamburger patty on bun and top with a tomato slice, lettuce, pickles, and onion slice.

Recipe slightly adapted from Taste of Home

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11 Responses to “BBQ Bacon Burgers”

  1. haha I live in Utah too & can so relate to the change of seasons, weather is crazy here! Those burgers look & sound so good! I would love to have you come link up to My wonderful friend Heather & I's link party > Hope your having a great Saturday! :),

    -Kayla :)
  2. Lindsay
    made this burger for a bbq and then again for fathers day (without onions) and it was a hit!! everyone loves them. I loved them so much I made about 6 lbs of burgers just so I could freeze them and have them throughout the week!! so yummy!!

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