Five Guys
Bacon Cheeseburger
Dive into the ultimate homemade Bacon Cheeseburger, bursting with juicy flavors and crispy bacon - a taste of comfort in every bite.
Prep
30 mins
Cook
15 mins
Serves
4
Kcal
850
500g ground beef (85% lean) <br> 4 hamburger buns <br> 8 slices of bacon <br> 4 slices cheddar cheese <br> 1 large tomato, sliced <br> 4 lettuce leaves <br> 1 large onion, sliced (optional) <br> 4 tablespoons mayonnaise <br> 2 tablespoons ketchup <br> Salt and pepper to taste <br> 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
<div class="method_step"><div class="method_num">1</div> Preheat your grill or pan on medium-high heat. Shape the ground beef into 4 equally sized patties, about 2cm thick. Season both sides with salt and pepper.</div> <div class="method_step"><div class="method_num">2</div> Cook the bacon in a pan over medium heat until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel to drain the excess fat.</div> <div class="method_step"><div class="method_num">3</div> Brush each patty with a bit of vegetable oil and place them on the grill or pan. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or longer for your preferred doneness. Place a slice of cheddar cheese on each patty during the last minute of cooking to melt.</div> <div class="method_step"><div class="method_num">4</div> Lightly toast the hamburger buns on the grill or in a toaster until golden brown.</div> <div class="method_step"><div class="method_num">5</div> To assemble the burgers, spread mayonnaise and ketchup on the buns. Place a lettuce leaf on each bun's bottom, followed by a slice of tomato, and then the beef patty with melted cheese. Add two slices of crisp bacon on top, and optionally, some onion slices. Cap with the top bun.</div> <div class="method_step"><div class="method_num">6</div> Serve immediately with your favorite side of fries or a salad for a complete meal.</div>
Guilty Chef Q&A for
Five Guys
Bacon Cheeseburger
Recipe

How can I customize this Bacon Cheeseburger recipe to make it spicy?

For a spicy kick, consider adding sliced jalapeños or a spicy sauce like sriracha to your burger.

Can I substitute beef with a different protein in this burger recipe?

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Yes, you can use ground turkey or plant-based alternatives like Beyond Meat as a substitute for beef.

Is it better to grill or pan-fry the beef patties for this Bacon Cheeseburger?

Both methods work well; grilling offers a smoky flavour, while pan-frying allows for better control over the cooking process.

How can I make this Bacon Cheeseburger recipe more savoury?

Enhance the savouriness by adding a sprinkle of umami-rich ingredients like Worcestershire sauce or a dash of soy sauce to the beef patties.

Can I prepare the components of this Bacon Cheeseburger recipe in advance?

Yes, you can pre-cook the bacon, grill the beef patties, and assemble the ingredients ahead of time for quicker burger assembly when needed.

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The calorie count is an approximation and can vary based on exact measurements and specific ingredients used. Always consult nutritional information if strict adherence to calorie counts is required. This recipe aims to replicate the flavour of the dish but may not be an exact match to the proprietary recipe used by the restaurant.
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