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Grilled Double Bacon Burgers

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What is better than a burger topped with bacon? A burger mixed with chopped bacon of course! That’s right, these Grilled Double Bacon Burgers are bursting with bacon goodness. But we don’t stop there, they are also topped with caramelized onions and white barbecue sauce. Juicy, delicious, loaded with flavor and just in time for summer grilling season!!

Grilled Double Bacon Burgers with lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, white cheddar, strips of bacon and white barbecue sauce sitting on a wooden board.

Ingredients needed to make this recipe:

  • Ground Beef – I used 93/7 grass-fed
  • Bacon – I used hickory smoked
  • Spice Rub/Seasoning – I used Cafe Mocha Dry Rub
  • Cheese – I used white cheddar
  • Caramelized Onions
  • Alabama White Barbecue Sauce – substitute your favorite sauce if desired
  • Hamburger Buns – homemade or store-bought
  • Lettuce, Tomato – toppings of your choice

Looking down on two Grilled Double Bacon Burgers topped with caramelized onions and white barbecue sauce sitting on a wood board.

How to make Grilled Double Bacon Burgers

Make Alabama White Barbecue Sauce and place in the refrigerator. 

Remove ground beef from the refrigerator and set on the counter to warm up a bit.

To Caramelize the Onions

Heat one Tablespoon of oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onion and cook, stirring occasionally until golden brown…about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Caramelized onions in a white cast iron skillet.

To Make the Burgers

Chop the bacon.

Bacon slices and chopped bacon on a white cutting board with a chef knife on the right hand side.

Mix the ground beef, chopped bacon and seasoning together in a large bowl.

Ground beef, chopped bacon and mocha spice rub in a large glass bowl.

Divide into 6 portions (approximately 5 1/2 ounces each) and shape into patties with a slight indentation in the center.

Six bacon burger patties on a foil lined baking sheet.

Place on the grill and cook until they reach desired doneness, about 5 to 8 minutes per side on medium-high heat. Time will vary based on patty thickness and how hot your grill is.

Three cooked burgers on the grill

When burgers are almost cooked through, add the cheese slices.

Three burgers on the grill topped with Swiss cheese

Allow cheese to melt then remove the burgers from the grill. Set aside and keep warm.

Brush or spray the sliced burger buns with olive oil and toast on the hot grill.

Three burger buns sliced in half and toasted on the grill

Alternative Method –

Cook your burgers indoors on a cast iron grill.

Grilled Double Bacon Burgers on a grill pan.

*just in case you forget to refill the gas tank! 😉

To Assemble the Burgers –

Spread barbecue sauce on the bottom bun.

Two, grilled burger buns topped with white barbecue sauce sitting on a walnut cutting board.

Top with lettuce and tomato, if using.

Lettuce and a tomato slice on top of the grilled burger buns sitting on a walnut cutting board.

Then top with cheeseburger patty.

Two buns topped with white barbecue sauce, lettuce, tomato and grilled cheeseburger patties sitting on a walnut cutting board.

Finally, top of your burgers with bacon slices, caramelized onions and drizzle with barbecue sauce.

Looking down on an open faced Grilled Double Bacon Burger topped with caramelized onions and white barbecue sauce with a grilled bun sitting on the side.

Serve with plenty of napkins!!

Recipe Notes:

  • For medium-rare cook to 130 degrees. 140 degrees for medium and 150 degrees for well done. Do not cook your burgers over 160 degrees or they will become dry.
  • For smokier flavor choose a hickory smoked bacon.
  • Keto – skip the bun and use sugar-free bacon.
  • Whole30 & Paleo – skip the bun and cheese, and use sugar-free bacon.
  • Additional seasoning options – Montreal Steak Seasoning, BBQ Rub, or keep it simple with sea salt and ground black pepper.

More delicious burger recipes:

As you can see I have a slight obsession with burgers, and bacon, and flavorful sauces!

Enjoy!!

Grilled Double Bacon Burgers with lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, white cheddar, strips of bacon and white barbecue sauce sitting on a wooden board.

Grilled Double Bacon Burgers

Grilled Double Bacon Burgers are packed with flavor, topped with caramelized onions, white barbecue sauce, and of course more bacon!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled burgers, bacon cheese burgers, carmelized onions, chopped bacon
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 1052kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Equipment

  • Grill or Grill Pan

Ingredients

  • 2 large yellow onions thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil add more if needed
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound sliced bacon chopped, *plus more for topping
  • 3 Tablespoons Cafe Mocha Spice Rub or seasoning of your choice
  • 6 slices white cheddar cheese or 12 slices if you prefer
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 6 Tablespoons Alabama White Barbecue Sauce or sauce of your choice

Toppings

  • 12 slices bacon cooked
  • lettuce
  • tomato sliced

Instructions

  • Make Alabama White Barbecue Sauce and place in the refrigerator. 
  • Remove ground beef from the refrigerator and set on the counter to warm up a bit.

To caramelize the onions

  • Heat one Tablespoon of oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onion and cook, stirring occasionally until golden brown…about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

To make the burgers

  • Chop the bacon. Mix the ground beef, chopped bacon and seasoning together in a large bowl.
  • Divide into 6 portions (approximately 5 1/2 ounces each) and shape into patties with a slight indentation in the center.
  • Place on the grill and cook until they reach desired doneness, about 5 to 8 minutes per side on medium-high heat. Time will vary based on patty thickness and how hot your grill is.
  • When burgers are almost cooked through, add the cheese slices. Allow cheese to melt then remove the burgers from the grill. Set aside and keep warm.
  • Brush or spray the sliced burger buns with olive oil and toast on the hot grill.
  • Alternative Method - Cook your burgers indoors on a cast iron grill.

To assemble the burgers

  • Spread barbecue sauce on the bottom bun. Top with lettuce and tomato, if using. Then top with cheeseburger patty.
  • Finally, top of your burgers with bacon slices, caramelized onions and drizzle with barbecue sauce.

Notes

  • For medium-rare cook to 130 degrees. 140 degrees for medium and 150 degrees for well done. Do not cook your burgers over 160 degrees or they will become dry.
  • For smokier flavor choose a hickory smoked bacon.
  • Keto – skip the bun and use sugar-free bacon.
  • Whole30 & Paleo – skip the bun and cheese, and use sugar-free bacon.
  • Additional seasoning options – Montreal Steak Seasoning, BBQ Rub, or keep it simple with sea salt and ground black pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 1052kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 82g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 1366mg | Potassium: 647mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 519IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 381mg | Iron: 6mg

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Grilled Double Bacon Burgers on grilled buns, topped with lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions and white barbecue sauce sitting on a wood board with a title graphic across the top.

 

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