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Ultimate Bacon Cheddar Burger | Grandbaby Cakes

Ultimate Bacon Cheddar Burger

The Ultimate Pub Bacon Cheddar Burger is here! Jazzed up with McCormick Grill Mates Cowboy Rub, thick cuts of bacon, aged cheddar and crispy onion rings, your summer grill has never had it so good.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crowd pleasers, grilling recipes, summer recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 1012kcal


  • 8 slices thick cut black pepper bacon
  • 8 ground sirloin burger patties
  • McCormick Grill Mates Cowboy Rub
  • 8 slices aged cheddar cheese
  • 16 crispy fried onion rings
  • 4 toasted pretzel roll buns
  • Optional: Lettuce and tomato for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and also preheat your grill to medium high heat.
  • On a parchment lined baking sheet, evenly lay bacon slices on the surface.
  • Bake bacon for 15-20 minutes until deep brown and evenly crispy. Remove from oven and pat bacon on paper towels to remove bacon fat. Break each slice in half.
  • Season all sides of patties with Cowboy Rub and pat into the surface of the meat.
  • Grill all burgers on both sides until reaching desired doneness.
  • Add a slice of cheese on each individual burger patty, allow to melt then remove patties from grill.
  • To assemble, (optional) place lettuce and tomato on each bun bottom.
  • Place two patties on top of lettuce and tomato then add four bacon halves to each burger.
  • Lastly add two onion rings on top of bacon and finish with top bun on each burger and serve.


Feel free to change the cheeses you use and even the type of bacon and onion rings.  Sauteed onions would work wonderfully with this recipe too!


Calories: 1012kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 770mg | Potassium: 1376mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 32.6mg | Calcium: 521mg | Iron: 5.8mg