Bacon, Onion, and Cheese Stuffed Burgers


A tray of hamburgers and chips on the table.

Bacon, Onion, and Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Servings 4 Servings


  • 8 strips bacon, diced
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon worsterchire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
  • American cheese, for top of burgers (optional)
  • 4 burger buns
  • lettuce, tomato, and red onions for garnish
  • Sauce:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch black pepper


  • Burgers:
  • In a medium a skillet over medium heat, fry bacon until almost crispy. Remove some of the bacon fat, if needed leaving at least 2 tablespoon in the pan. Add the onions to the bacon and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and quickly cook 20-30 seconds. With a slotted spoon, transfer mixture to a bowl and allow to cool.
  • In a separate large bowl, combine the ground beef, worsterchire sauce, paprika, salt and pepper. Shape into 8 patties. Create a well in the center of each patty. Add a spoonful of the bacon-cheese mixture and fold the edges over the filling to seal.
  • Sear burgers in the same pan used for the bacon or on a hot grill pan over medium-high heat, flipping once until desired doneness is reached, approximately 4 minutes each side for medium. Top with American cheese.
  • Serve in buns with sauce and garnishes. Enjoy!
  • Sauce:
  • Stir all ingredients together. Taste and adjust seasoning to taste. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.