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Steakhouse Cheddar Burger with Warm Bacon BBQ Sauce

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4

We added steak sauce to the burgers and bacon to the barbecue sauce for a steakhouse cheddar burger that raises the bar at your next barbecue. MORE + LESS -

Arlene Cummings
January 12, 2015



lb ground beef sirloin
cup steak sauce
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
thick slices Cheddar cheese

Bacon-Onion BBQ Sauce

thick slices bacon, chopped
large onion, chopped
teaspoon packed brown sugar
Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
cup ketchup


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  • 1
    Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix beef, steak sauce, salt and pepper. Shape into 4 patties; set aside.
  • 2
    In 8-inch skillet, cook bacon until browned. Add onion, brown sugar, salt and pepper; cook about 3 minutes or until onion is cooked. Stir in ketchup; cook 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Transfer sauce to bowl; cover and set aside.
  • 3
    Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cook about 5 minutes on each side or until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Top with cheese; cook 1 minute longer.
  • 4
    Place patties on bottom halves of buns. Top with warm bacon-onion BBQ sauce; cover with top halves of buns.

Expert Tips

Patties can be made the day ahead of grilling and stored covered in the refrigerator until ready to grill. Remove patties from refrigerator about 10 minutes prior to grilling so they won’t be ice cold going onto the grill.

For a lighter version, you can use ground turkey; just adjust the cooking time. Cook about 6 minutes on each side, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 165°F.

Nutrition Information

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