Who doesn’t love BBQ and who doesn’t love hamburgers? If you raised your hand then we must talk privately!  But, for the majority that love both of those food groups this is the burger for you. The BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger! And, yes tastes as good as it sounds, I promise! 

This is the perfect American dish. It has bacon, hamburger, cheese, BBQ sauce…I  mean come on how much more American can you get? Ok, well if you are eating a hot dog at a baseball game, maybe, but this burger says “Its July 4th and I am an American!”
The BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger! Do you hear angels singing??


BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger

Makes 4 Burgers

8 slices bacon, cooked
1lb. ground beef (80%/20% or 90%/10%)
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup BBQ sauce (use your favorite, but I like Stubbs)
1 teaspoon Montreal Seasoning
4 Slices of cheddar cheese
4 hamburger buns

Chop 4 of the 8 pieces of bacon.

In a bowl, combine beef, chopped bacon, shredded cheese, 1/4 cup BBQ sauce and Montreal Seasoning.  Mix well without over mixing. Over mixing creates tough burgers. 

Divide the mixture into 4 patties.  Make the patties larger than your buns so when they cook down they fit the buns. Allow the patties to rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or longer so the flavors come together. 

Heat your grill and cook the patties 4 minutes per side. DO NOT mash or flip flop.  Just let them sit on the grill for 4 minutes a side. This is for a medium well-not really pink in the middle, but still juicy.

On the last minute of cooking place a slice of cheese on each burger.

Remove and place on the buns.  Add a slice of bacon and a drizzle of the reserved heated BBQ sauce. 

No need for condiments with this burger. 


If you like your buns heated you can spread with butter or spray with cooking spray and place on the grill for 30 seconds. Or wrap in foil and place on the grill or pop in the oven to warm.

If you like a spicier burger add 1 Tablespoon minced pickled jalapenos to the burger mixture.