These are the BEST bacon burgers ever!! These juicy hamburgers are loaded with bacon and the perfect seasoning blends. They’re so good they put popular hamburger joints to shame.

A bacon burger on a hamburger bun, with layers of lettuce and purple onion.

You guys, I made these bacon burgers just last week and my husband and I both agreed they were the best hamburgers we’ve ever had. Which is totally saying something because while we lived in Utah we went to a restaurant that was known for their juicy hamburgers.

These bacon burgers were better.

I’ve seen hamburgers wrapped in bacon, and while those look mouth watering and so good, I just didn’t want to tackle something like that. I worried the ground beef wouldn’t cook through because the bacon would be covering it.

So I thought, “Why not add the bacon to the meat!”

Bingo.

We add tons of flavor by adding the bacon, but we also add some grill seasoning and Worcestershire sauce to really tenderize and provide HUGE flavor.

A skillet with chopped onion and bacon.

Ingredients to make Bacon Burgers

You need just a few ingredients to make these mouthwatering bacon burgers:

  1. Olive oil – this is used to cook the onion and bacon. You don’t need a lot of olive oil because the bacon will give off some grease.
  2. 8 slices of bacon – you can use thick slices of bacon if you’d like. The key is to chop the bacon into small pieces.
  3. Yellow onion – finely minced. Gotta have onions in homemade hamburgers!
  4. Ground beef – I used an 80/20 beef. You can use similar, or go for a 90/10 or somewhere in that ball park.
  5. Grill seasoning – I love McCormick mesquite so that’s what I used. However, if you have a grill seasoning that you love, use that!
  6. Garlic powder – for flavor.
  7. Worcestershire sauce – adds the most amazing flavor to this meat!

A glass bowl full of ground beef, bacon mixture, and spices for making the best bacon burgers recipe.

How to make the Best Bacon Burgers

I have yet to mention that these bacon burgers take just 25 minutes to make. Crazy right?! 

Begin by cooking the bacon and onion in a skillet over medium heat.

You want the onion to be translucent and the bacon to be slightly cooked, but don’t cook the bacon to the crispy stage.

A glass bowl with the best bacon burgers mixture, prior to forming patties.

Once the bacon and onion are done, transfer them to a large bowl.

Add the ground beef, grill seasoning, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce to the bowl. Add a pinch of salt and pepper for good measure.

Form the meat mixture into 6 patties.

Place the patties on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Place the patties in the fridge or freezer for 30 minutes.

Pro tip: chilling the hamburger patties will help hold them together when they’re cooked.

A skillet with beautifully browned bacon burgers.

Cooking Bacon Burgers

When ready to eat, remove the patties from the fridge.

Place the patties on a grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until fully cooked.

To cook in a cast iron skillet: place a small drizzle of olive oil in skillet and cook the patties over medium to medium/low heat for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked.

Top with cheese if desired.

A bacon burger on a hamburger bun.

Serving options

Serve the burgers on a bun topped with lettuce, onion, tomato, mayo, and ketchup, if desired!

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Best Bacon Burgers

These are easily the best bacon burgers you'll ever have! These juicy hamburgers are loaded with bacon and the perfect seasoning blends. So good you'll be asking for seconds!
prep time 10 mins
cook time 15 mins
total time 25 mins
servings: 6 patties
calories: 387kcal

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 slices bacon finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons yellow onion finely minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef 80/20
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning I used McCormick mesquite
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a skillet over medium heat add the oil, then add the bacon and minced onion. Cook until onion is translucent, and bacon is slightly cooked- it won’t be fully cooked or crispy (about 5-7 minutes cook time). Transfer to a medium bowl. 
  • Add the ground beef, grill seasoning, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to the bowl and mix until combined. *
  • Form into 6 patties. Place patties on a baking sheet or pan lined with parchment paper. Place patties in the fridge or freezer for 30 minutes. (Helps hold patties together).
  • Remove from fridge and grill patties for 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. **  Top with cheese if desired. 
  • Serve on a bun with lettuce, purple onion, tomato, mayo, and ketchup (if desired)! 

RECIPE NOTES

*You don't need a lot of salt and pepper. You can easily omit it if you want, but I added a pinch of each. I didn't specify a particular amount because some might not want it due to the grill seasoning. 
** You can cook them on a skillet too. This is what I did for convenience. Just use the skillet you cooked the bacon and onions in; you may want to place a teaspoon of olive oil in the skillet to prevent sticking, but if there's still some bacon grease you should be fine. 
Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 3.3mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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