This burger is everything that’s good in the world. Cheesy, juicy, topped with bacon. SO good, so simple, so delicious. A classic dinner sure to please anyone. You really can’t go wrong with a bacon cheese burger.
I made these big boys while camping in Yellowstone. We’d had a long day of hiking, sight-seeing, and driving and were ready to relax at camp with a good meal and some wine. Bacon cheeseburgers sounded like they would hit the spot.
Step one is to cook a few strips of bacon for each burger. Pour off most of the leftover fat, but leave a little in the pan to cook your burger patties in!
Season some ground beef with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then form into patties and cook for a few minutes on each side. I used a cast iron and a camping stove for these and got a beautiful crispy sear on the outside.
Each burger is then topped with a slice or two of sharp cheddar and left on the heat a tiny bit longer to melt the cheese (pro tip: cover the pan with a lid to melt the cheese faster), then topped with crispy bacon, and sandwiched between a bun.
All that’s left to do is enjoy. Preferably in a beautiful place around a campfire with some friends. But then again, anywhere can be beautiful with some good food and good company 🙂
Classic Bacon Cheese Burger
- 4 slices bacon
- 1/2 lb ground beef
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper
- 2 slices cheddar cheese
- 2 buns
- Cook the bacon over medium heat, flipping occasionally. Remove from pan to paper towels to drain. Pour off most of the fat, but reserve a tablespoon or two to cook the burgers.
- Season the ground beef with the garlic, salt and pepper. Divide in half and form into patties, about 3-4 inches in diameter. Place the patties in the pan over medium-high heat and cook for about 5 minutes on each side (for a medium doneness).
- Top each patty with cheese during the last minute or two of cooking. Cover the pan to melt the cheese faster.
- Remove from the pan and place on the bottom half of the bun. Top with bacon and the top of the bun and enjoy!