Easy Grilled Bacon Burger Recipe
Celebrate grilling season with this simple take on a summer classic!
Recipe makes 4 quarter-pound (weight prior to cooking) burgers.
Prep Time: ~10 minutes
Cook Time: Depends on doneness
Total Time: About 30 minutes
- 1 lb. ground beef (More fat means more flavor. You can experiment with different blends and tastes. We will use basic 80/20 lean/fat for this recipe. Leave the beef in the refrigerator until you're ready to make the patties.)
- 8 pieces of bacon
- 4 brioche hamburger buns
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Optional toppings: fried eggs, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, condiments
- Stir to combine seasoning salt, garlic powder and black pepper in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle seasoning mixture and Worcestershire sauce onto the beef. Wash your hands with cool water so as not to warm the beef as you fold in the seasonings. Work seasoning and sauce into the beef.
- Separate the seasoned beef into four equal balls. Mash the ball into a patty slightly wider than the size of the buns. Use your thumb to make a small divot in each patty (this will help prevent shrinking on the grill). Place patties back into the fridge until your bacon is cooked.
- Place the bacon strips on the lit grill and cook to your desired crispness. Once cooked, set aside on a paper towel.
- Place the hamburger patties on the grill and cook equally on each side to desired doneness (time will vary based on grill). Make sure internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F. If cheese is desired, place on the burger the final minute of cook time.
- Top burger patties with cooked bacon. Dress with other desired toppings and enjoy!