Better Bacon Cheeseburger

Better Bacon Cheeseburger

This recipe for Better Burgers is a delicious and easy way to make a classic burger even better. The ground beef is mixed with bacon and seasoned to perfection, and the sharp cheddar cheese adds a rich and creamy flavor. The grilled onion slices and spinach add a touch of freshness, and the Sriracha mayonnaise adds a bit of heat. 


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 4 sharp cheddar cheese slices
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 4 pickle slices


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, gently mix together the ground beef, bacon, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Shape the mixture into 4 (½-inch-thick) patties. Press your thumb gently into the center of each patty to make an indentation.
  3. Season the patties with the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper.
  4. Grill the patties for 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through and nicely charred.
  5. During the last 2 minutes of cooking, top each patty with a slice of cheddar cheese and cover the grill.
  6. While the patties are cooking, grill the onion slices for 2 minutes per side, or until lightly charred and tender.
  7. Grill the buns, cut-side down, for 1 minute, or until lightly toasted.
  8. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, ketchup, and Sriracha.
  9. To assemble the burgers, place a patty on each bun bottom. Top with onion slices, spinach, and pickles. Drizzle with the mayonnaise mixture and place the bun tops on the burgers.
  10. Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • For extra juicy burgers, don't overwork the meat when mixing it together.
  • Make sure the grill is hot before cooking the burgers. This will help them sear and prevent them from sticking to the grates.
  • Don't overcrowd the grill. If you're cooking a lot of burgers, cook them in batches.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the burgers. They're done when they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Get creative with your toppings! Try adding avocado, bacon, or a fried egg to your burgers.


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