Recipe: Bacon, Onion and Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Bacon, Onion and Cheese Stuffed Burger, Courtesy:
Bacon, Onion and Cheese Stuffed Burger, Courtesy:

If you like bacon cheeseburgers, then this recipe if for you. Take all the best toppings and stuff them inside the burger, to get a tasty, tangy surprise in every bite.  Not only is it easier to eat than a traditional burger with lots of toppings, but it’s more fun too!

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. hot sauce
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 strips bacon, diced
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
4 burger buns
Lettuce, tomato, pickles for garnish


  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. In a bowl, combine beef, garlic, hot sauce, salt and pepper, to taste, (be careful not to over mix).
  3. Warm a skillet over medium heat and fry bacon until crispy. Remove bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  4. Keep heat on skillet and fry a pinch of the beef in the bacon fat to test seasoning.
  5. Adjust seasoning in the raw beef mixture, if needed, then form 8 even thin patties, about 1/2-inch thick and set aside.
  6. Saute onions in bacon fat in skillet until tender, 5 minutes.
  7. Place onions and bacon in a bowl with cheese.
  8. Form a spoonful of bacon-cheese mixture into a ball, then place in the center of 4 patties.
  9. Top each with another patty and seal the edges.
  10. Grill burgers over medium-high heat, flipping once until desired doneness is reached, approximately 4 minutes each side for medium. (Alternative: In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, sear the burgers 4 minutes on each side.)
  11. Serve in buns with garnishes.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • I would have preferred that the stuffing mixture was added in more of a thin layer, and not a ball, so that I would get some of it in every bite.
  • Mix together a few of your favorites cheeses to add some more flavor to this burger.
  • If you aren’t a fan of hot sauce, then leave it out and serve it as a dipping sauce.

Yield: 4 stuffed burgers

Source:, recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson, Show: Cooking for Real, Episode: Burger Bash


3 thoughts on “Recipe: Bacon, Onion and Cheese Stuffed Burgers

  1. cookingtrips September 14, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    love the idea to stuff all the condiments (and more) Inside the patty to prevent everything from falling out!

    Liked by 1 person

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