BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger

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Grilling season is upon us. Enter the classic grilled BBQ bacon cheeseburger. Yum!

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger

Grilling season is upon us. Enter the classic grilled BBQ bacon cheeseburger. Yum! Dinner BBQ, Bacon, Burger, Cheese, Cheeseburger, Bacon Cheeseburger, Grilling American, BBQ Print This
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: N/A calories N/A fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 8 slices of apple-wood smoked bacon, cooked
  • 1 1/2 lb. of ground beef (80% lean / 20% fat)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • green leaf or iceburg lettuce, washed
  • hamburger dill chip pickles
  • red onion, sliced
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 sesame seed hamburger buns
  • 4 tbsp. ranch salad dressing (substitute mayo or your favorite aoili)
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce


  1. Preheat the outdoor gas grill to high heat (450°F). If using a charcoal grill, arrange coals to one side of the grill to create direct (high) and indirect (low) cooking areas.
  2. Form beef into 4 patties, about 3/4” think and circular in shape. Using your thumb, place a small indention in the center of the patty.
  3. Coat patties evenly on both sides with salt and pepper.
  4. Let patties sit at room temperature until ready to grill, about 20 minutes.
  5. Place patties on grill in a single layer and sear until brown and crispy on bottom, about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Flip and cook for 3 minutes.
  7. Move to indirect heat (charcoal) or turn down heat to medium heat (gas grill) and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  8. Place 2 slices of cheese on each patty, cover until cheese melts, about 1 minute.
  9. Toast buns on grill, about 1 minute.
  10. Remove patties and buns from the grill.
  11. Spread ranch salad dressing (or mayo mixture) on the bottom bun.
  12. Stack lettuce, onion, tomato, and patty on bun.
  13. Top patty with bacon strips.
  14. Finally, pour a little of your favorite BBQ sauce over the bacon and burger, top with bun and serve. Enjoy!

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