Bacon and cheese burgers

Classic bacon and cheeseburger

Classic bacon cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato and a good slather of mayo makes this the perfect addition to your 4th of July party.
Course Burger, Cheeseburger, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, burger, cheeseburger
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 668kcal
Author Alida Ryder


for the burger patties

  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 500 g beef mince
  • large handful fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

for the cheeseburgers

  • 4 slices American/Processed cheese
  • 8 slices bacon cooked to your preference
  • fresh lettuce
  • ripe tomatoes sliced
  • 4 tsp mayonnaise
  • 4 butter-toasted bread rolls


  • Fry the onion in a large frying pan in a splash of olive oil until golden brown. Add the garlic and fry for another 30 seconds then remove from the heat. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Mix the cooled onions with the beef, parsley, breadcrumbs, egg, salt and pepper. To test the seasoning, fry a teaspoon-full of the mixture in the pan you cooked the onions in. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  • Divide the mixture into 5-6 (depending on how you big you want the patties), and form patties with wet hands.
  • Place on a tray lined with baking paper and place in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
  • When the patties have rested, heat a large cast iron pan/griddle pan until hot then cook the burgers until charred and cooked to your preference. (You can also cook the burgers on a braai/barbecue.)
  • Remove from the heat, top with the cheese and cover with foil for 2 minutes.
  • Top the buns with a generous spoonful of mayo, lettuce, tomato, the patty with cheese and finally bacon.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 182mg | Sodium: 2404mg | Potassium: 604mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 316mg | Iron: 4.8mg