Bacon Wrapped Hamburgers
This is great! The bacon makes the hamburgers so tender!
This is great! The bacon makes the hamburgers so tender!
Juicy it is but the burger does not hold together well and the bacon does not get very done standing on edge like that. Need to adjust the recipe to discard the bacon after the burger is cooked and do something to make the meat hold together better.Read More
I made this twice, the first time with the egg and the second time without and I definately reccomend leaving the egg out if you don't want the meatloaf texture! It tasted great and will be making it again!
A truly excellent take on the standard burger-on-a-grill. I won't bother with the telling you what I added or subtracted... most grillers have their own "special" ingredients that they swear by... I'll mention two things that seem to be a recurring theme. One is cooking the bacon and the burger together. This is caused by the thickness of the bacon, and the heat of the grill. If you're using standard grocery-store bacon, then you're probably fine with a high-heat grill; however, if you're working with a thick slab bacon, you might want to slightly lower the grill temperature and give the burger time to catch up with the bacon... The other issue is how the burgers hold up on the grill., and this is partially due to the binding proteins in the egg. If you're following the recipe and using 1 lb of hamburger, then only use 1/2 an egg. Once you've got it mixed in, form into patties, and let rest (covered) in the refrigerator for at least an hour... longer, if you have the time. Even so, they're still a bit tender on the grill, so make sure that you preheat the grill, then scrape the grill with a wire brush. Finally, put some veggie oil on a paper towel, and rub down the grill, just before cooking. This should keep the grill slick, and reduce the chance of them breaking apart. With the exception of reducing the egg by 1/2, I would strongly recommend that you try this recipe, as written. Even if you're not of fan of onions, you just might be surprised at what you taste... keep the
I dont know what JVDMD did wrong, but these burgers are absolutely fantastic! I made them for a dinner at our annual cottage family reunion and they were a huge success!! Everyone raved, and every last burger was devoured. Even my aunt, who eats nothing, ate THREE!! They were honestly the best burger I have ever eaten, at home or at a restaurant. I must admit I did make a couple changes, but that was only to suit the tastes of my family (We LOVE garlic). I was using about 6lbs of groundbeef, so to the recipe I added 3 cloves of garlic, a dash of Clubhouse Garlic Plus seasoning, and a dash of oregano. I added less Worcestershire sauce, and omitted the ketchup, instead adding a spicy bbq sauce (exact amount unknown but greater than the amount of ketchup called for). I also left out the Parmesan and added extra cheddar, onion and black pepper. Once again, these are the most delicious burgers!!!! Thanks so much for the recipe!! ^_^
Juicy, but the burgers have to be handled with care. To ensure crispy bacon, cook it to soft stage before using on the burgers. This also helps reduce the amount of flare-ups from excess bacon grease.
My boyfriend and I loved these! I chose to cook them in a skillet though, as I was afraid the bacon would stick to the grill or fall off. I wrapped them from top to bottom, rather than around the sides. Frying them slowly made the bacon come out just right, and the meat cooked through. I put Swiss cheese on them, with dijon mustard and mayo...YUM!! Will definately make again!
I loved these. A lot of people wrote that the bacon took too long to cook. We did not have that problem. I just bought some cheap bacon from Aldi and it worked great. Plus, my husband laughed at making 6 burgers from a pound of meat. He made 3 burgers instead and really they were perfect size. Great recipe!
May sound crazy - but I make these with cream cheese instead of cheddar and/or parmasean, bread crumbs and more pepper! I mix up the meat without the cheese, roll into ball and burrow a teaspoon or so of cream cheese into ball, flatten out into patty, wrap the bacon and grill! Juicy & Yum, Yum, Yum!!
Juicy it is but the burger does not hold together well and the bacon does not get very done standing on edge like that. Need to adjust the recipe to discard the bacon after the burger is cooked and do something to make the meat hold together better.
These are fabulous! Word of CAUTION: Do you have a water bottle nearby for flames/flare-ups from bacon grease. These are the juicest burgers ever! I think I will put some foil down & poke holes in it next time...
While watching a cooking show I had seen someone prepare burgers like this...I hoped that there was a recipe like this on here...and I got lucky. These are delicious. We omitted the ketchup, but followed everything else. Will make this again and again. Thanks for the post.
Just made these! Soooo gooood! I made quite a few changes however and simply used this recipe as a base. I omitted the parmesan and replaced with extra cheddar cheese. I omitted the egg as another had suggested. (My family does not like meatloaf.) I used dried minced onion (approx. 3 TBLS) instead of fresh to cut down on time. I also added onion powder. I cooked and crumbled bacon and mixed in with the raw beef to make grilling easier. I replaced the ketchup with our fav BBQ sauce. Everything else I used as listed. If you like BBQ sauce, cheese, and bacon on your burgers this is the way to go. It's all your favorite things rolled into a patty. Certainly everyone likes their burgers the way they like them but I hope this can be of help or advice someone!
Great recipe, will use it this weekend. Regarding oiling the grill prior to cooking the burgers. If the grill has been properly preheated, most if not all oil will burn off. I find if I lightly oil the meat, burgers or otherwise, it is less likely to stick. I use the spray-on type, works very well on chicken.
A good idea to pre-cook the bacon...Whatever is to your liking. For the "so -called experts," don"t take your self description seriously. Many may not like your advice. If you tear a recipe apart, and you are in the minority, then there must be something wrong with your method of cooking.
We really really liked these. Hubby LOVED them. I pretty much doubled the recipe with 2 lbs. of ground beef and made 6 patties. I did follow other's advise and cooked the bacon a bit before wrapping. I did only have 1 piece of bacon for each burger, next time will have 2 pcs ready for each patty. As for those who rate and then state" i will not make these" well, then don't rate it. Some people appreciate others opinions and honestly, appreciate a recipe like this to help them think outside the box. Don't be such a food snob - it is what it is.
This had a good flavor yet when I wrapped the bacon around them the bacon burned to a black crisp so I had to throw the first ones away and make the bacon separately. Yet still a good burger!!! I recommend cooking the bacon separately unless you know how to do this already.
I love this burger recipe!! I first made these to bring to a friend's Labor Day BBQ. They were so good and juicy. I have made them many times since, and they always get rave reviews. This is my go-to burger recipe!
This was the best burger I ever had. I will never eat a plain burger again. I'm making these ahead of time and freezing them before cooking.
This recipe is awesome. I don't care for ketchup so I used bbq sauce, but other than that and doubling the recipe this was awesome as is...so moist and tender. Also it did not have the meatloaf consistency as one reviewer stated...the egg amount was just fine! My family thanks you...will definitely be on the menu again soon!
These are delicious. I didn't change a thing and they turned out perfect. I did only get 4 burgers though. Definitely a man-loving recipe. My husband and father loved them and ordered them up for next weekend again.
These were the best homemade hamburgers I have made/tasted. The only thing I changed was to cook the bacon and cut it up and mix in with the hamburger meat. No messy grill! I will make these again!
Just made this today and the whole family was pleased very delicious and flavorful the only change I did was I did not wrap the bacon I just added it at the end.
very, very, good! all seven of us loved them. i omitted the egg like others, so that it wouldn't have the same texture as meatloaf. will be adding this to our rotation! thanx for the recipe!
Any time that I do a recipe with bacon I flash cook the bacon in a skillet under a press first. This starts the cooking process and it always comes out fully cooked in the recipe.
Very good recipe. I will make this again. I left out the egg because I was not using lean ground beef and the burgers still came out super juicy. I did use an egg once with another burger recipe and it does give it a meatloaf texture like another reviewer mentioned, which I wasn't a fan of. I did not have a fresh onion so I used 1 tablespoon of chopped / dried onion flakes and had no bacon either. My boyfriend does not like cheese on or in his burger so I tried sneaking in only a 1/4 cup of sharp cheddar cheese. Just a little over a pound of meat made 4 burgers that fit perfectly in your standard hamburger bun. The taste of these burgers is a bit onion-y so if you like that it shouldn't be a problem. I think I will cut the onion back a little (use 1/2 a small onion or 1 teaspoon of flakes instead). I also cooked these on a pan on the stove on medium heat about 4-5 minutes on each side. I can't wait to taste how these come out on the grill. I may try a couple of cloves of fresh garlic in the future and see how things taste substituting the ketchup with some A-1 steak sauce.
I don't see the point in making hamburgers any other way. I left out ketchup, and I didn't have an onion, but I would definitely put onion in if I had one. I imagine they're fantastic either way. Don't require much for condiments. So good.
These turned out pretty well for us. I did not add the egg... don't care much for that meatloaf-y texture myself. I upped the ketchup somewhat, added a squirt of mustard along with a couple cloves of minced garlic and a touch of tabasco.If you dice the onions up finely instead of chopping into chunks, there should be no problem with the burger staying together... unless you try and make six burgers out of a pound of ground beef. We've always done 3 with this recipe. I also serve the bacon on the side now, with lettuce and tomato. Have tried it the other way, and don't see much difference, except for alot of grease. Thanks for the recipe.
I found this burger recipe on this site many years ago. It was a huge hit with a group of about 25 teenage boys. Of course I had to adjust how many ingredients I used. I followed the recipe. It has fabulous flavor, no doubt about that. But the bacon didn't really cook very well. So what I do instead is cook the bacon first. Then I chop it up and toss it in with the rest of the ingredients. You get the same flavor and there are no toothpicks to have to take out afterwards either.
Great for a meatloaf...if you want burgers...leave out the egg,it only makes a mess...add bacon on top,leave out the salt.
I mixed this up early in the morning with all ingredients as listed, even tho' I lied to Hubs and told him I would honor his request not to include the Parmesan. (As an Italian who pretty much uses Parmesan cheese like salt and pepper, I've been lying like that to him for years. He's never noticed, unless he's lying to me too) After spending much of Memorial Day (my birthday) planting our garden and preparing to head out of town early the next morning, I finally sat down to enjoy My Favorite Chocolate Martini and didn't notice that when it came time for Hubs to grill the burgers he had forgotten to wrap them in bacon. And then he overcooked them to boot. But guess what - in spite of omitting a key ingredient, BACON of all things, and in spite of a rare instance where he did not grill something perfectly, these burgers were perfectly delicious! Even more evidence to support that was that my "keep the beef pure and simple with just salt and pepper" hubby thought they were pretty "D" good too! WITH the egg, which he opposed. And WITH the Parmesan, which he was clueless about. I'm thinking the Worcestershire sauce had a lot to do with that. I am looking forward to trying these again, with the bacon and cooked to a perfect medium-well. And when I do, I'll again follow the ingredients list exactly. (By the way, I had mine with a Sriracha mayonnaise I ordered online. Awesome good)
We had these last night and the burgers were delicious! I did omit ketchup as someone else stated and 1/2 egg. Too, I used some chopped red onion plus some chopped yellow onion. Delish!
These turned out great! I added some minced garlic and cooked them on the forman grill for about 8-9 minutes. They were still very juicy. I will be making this again.
too much onion and it fell apart.
AWESOME!!!! I made them small, and put them on hawaiian bread, kinda the size of a white castle. THEY WERE THE BEST EVER!!!!! (Make sure you use a less fatty meat though, like ground round. I made them with it and they were excellent. My friend used ground chuck, and they were really greasy.) Thank you!!
This was so delicious and amazing everyone loved it!! I made it to recipe added some bbq sauce and oregano and I let it rest in the fridge for an hour or so.....outcome FANTASTIC!! This is a keeper!
Hamburgers were very juicy! Took advice from other reviewers and precooked bacon in microwave to insure it was crispy. I also added a clove of garlic and some oregano. Delicious!
You can not go anywhere and buy a hamburger that taste as good as this. I'm making them again tonight!
I liked these but the rest of the family didn't care for them so much. My husband says there is too much going on in the meat, he likes to taste the ground beef. He also doesn't care for the fact that the bacon isn't really crispy. I even tried cooking the bacon a little before grilling, but it never got crispy. ((If I am going to make the extra step of cooking the bacon prior, I would rather just make it really crispy in the pan and top the burger with it.)) It was decent to me but not enough people in my family cared for it to have me make it again.
These burgers were awesome! I followed some of the other reviews. Minused the egg and replaced ketchup w/ BBQ sauce. YUMMY... Thanks for the making this recipe available.
Fantastic!!!! Our friends were raving that these were the best burgers they have ever eaten!! Wouldn't change a thing!!!
slow cooked on the grill without the bacon and this came out perfectly. Cooked bacon on stove separately... one of the best burgers we've made.
These burgers had a lot of flavor! Definitely a recipe I'll keep using, Thank you!! :)
These were pretty tasty! I did not use the egg as I have an aversion to using egg in hamburger and therefore I did have a bit of a problem with the burgers falling apart. I did not have enough time to chill the burgers before grilling, so next time I can try that. Otherwise, they got great reviews from all who ate them. The catsup and worcestershire sauce caused them to have a bit of a BBQ flavor and they were very moist and flavorful. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Burgers fall apart easily. Grill on top of heavy duty foil.
Super delicious and easy to make!!!
This is an excellent hamburger! The bacon maded the burger so moist and juicy and very full of flavour! My husband loves hamburgers and he raved about these ones! Will definately make again!
My whole family(including my 4 yr and 6 yr olds) loved these burgers! I did leave out the egg and cooked them a little bit longer (mine might have been a little thiicker). Loved them-thanks for sharing the recipe.
These were awesome burgers! They were a hit from 6 years old to 44 years old! :) Thanks for the recipe.
These are great. Even my sister who despises bacon ate one and was surprised by how flavorful and juicy it was. If you are a big texture person, this may not be the recipe for you as it is kinda like meatloaf in a patty but it sure tastes wonderful!!
Very good burgers! I can't wait to make these again!!
The bacon didn't stay on, but added great flavor to the burger. I broiled - 7 minutes on each side
EXCELLENT.....didn't change a thing and as there are only 2 of us I put the rest in the freezer. They freeze well. THANKS for a nice 'n easy taste treat.
Very delicious!!!! a lot of onion but great taste!! I cut the bacon in small pieces and added half teaspoon of smoke flavor mixed with the rest of the ingredients. I cook them in a grilled pan. What a good result, my husband loved them and he really hates onion texture. Oh, and omitting the egg was a good tip too.
This was great! I doubled the recipe but only used one egg. I also used less salt as shredded cheddar is salty and makes up for it. Seasonings were right on target and complimented the beef nicely. I got 9 good sized burgers (about 4 oz.) from 2 pounds of meat.
Tho these tasted wonderful, they completely fell apart and had to be eaten that way mounded in rolls. Thought they'd be worth trying again maybe w/ some bread crumbs?
Very tasty burger. I did not use the egg, because we didn't want consistency of meat loaf as described in other posts. Substituted Sweet Baby Rays Bar-B-Q sauce for ketchup. Added a bit more bacon and everyone loved the taste it added. Will be adding this recipe to my list of favs.
This was definitely a hit- even my five year old whom I usually have to beg to take even a bite of meat enjoyed it and exclaimed 'this is really good!'. If you're looking for an easy and tasty burger recipe you just found it!
Nothing too special to me...although I did not wrap them in bacon....not sure how much flavor that would have added. maybe alot, to me these were OK burgers, but rather blah.
these are the greatest hamburgers ever!! the flavor is great. i've substituted bbq sauce or steak sauce for the ketchup for an extra kick and it's wonderful!! i also ran out of gas on my grill the night i was to prepare these, so i broiled them (flipping them over once to crisp the bacon) and they turned out just fantastic!!
VERY good. instead of wrapping the burger in bacon, I mixed half-cooked backon insode the burger. DE-LISH. Side Note: keep a galss of water handy.
I just made these and I'm currently eating them. I completely underestimated how good these were going to be. The flavors are blended together well and subtle enough that you can't pick out a specific flavor. It's very juicy and very very good. I left the onions out (because I don't like onions) and I left the egg out (just because I read in one of the review that adding it gives the burger a meatloaf texture and it's better without the egg). This is by far the best recipe I have actually made on here. I highly recommend it as either an entree or an appetizer/party food. Delicious. Thumbs up.
i added 1 tsp garlic powder and 3 cloves fresh minced garlic and these were delicious! i also left out the salt, and used less onion than called for. everyone loved these burgers!
Wonderful! Only thing I did different was use Colby/Jack cheese and shredded Parmesan cheese. Didn't have Cheddar or grated parm. Will certainly make these again. Next time I'm going to try without the egg. My opinion, it wasn't necessary. Thanks Jan.
These are so great I make hamburgers quiet often but these have be deemed the best ever by everyone. very big and very filling ( I probably used more like 11/2 pounds of beef);the perfect hambuger thanks Jan
Excellent flavor and easy to do. We did not use tooth pics as it was easy to wrap the bacon around the burger. My eight year old especially loved it. Served with tomato slices and lettuce on the side.
Small changes. After reading other reviewers comments, I left the egg out of the meat mixture. However, after meat (I used only 1/2 lb. to make 2 burgers) and bacon were cooked to desired doneness, I layered the top of the bacon-burger with pepper jack cheese and then "fried" the egg (2 of them for DH and me) and placed the fried egg over the bacon cheeseburger and continued to layer all that goodness on a bed of greens with thick slices of tomatoes. We are on a low carb diet and this was perfectly wonderful, sans the bread, of course. The burgers are full of delicious flavor and ours turned out very much like the burger with egg you get at a famous restaurant known for their burgers! Great recipe and I will definitely do this again.
GREAT RECIPE! One of THE BEST burgers I have ever had and all my kids loved it too!!! I altered it a little, used ground beef, ketchup, worcestershire sauce & seasoning salt. And next time I am going to put bacon on the sides & across the top, I think that would make it turn out perfect!
Made these today for a family Easter dinner and they were a huge hit! My hubby wanted to make BIG burgers, so we ended up adding a little more of everything and they tasted wonderfully! The only change was I used mozzarella instead of cheddar because that's what I had. Also, instead of wrapping only the outer side of the patties, I wrapped the bacon around the whole patty, which worked great! They were juicy and very tasty! Will be making these again!
Really great burgers! thanks for the wonderful recipe! I used a mix of 1/2 ground turkey breast and 1/2 ground pork since I don't eat beef. Added fresh parsley, 1/4 cup bread crumbs and topped burgers with coleslaw...REALLY delicious! Entire family loved them!
I used deer burger instead of the hamburger as that is the only meat we eat and it was excellent! It's definitely on our keeper list!
Absolutely the BEST hamburgers I have EVER tasted! I changed up the recipe a bit. I doubled the recipe, and added one pound of ground beef and one pound of ground pork! I had to add some ritz cracker crumbs so the burgers would stick together better. I also used the new Kraft shredded romano 3 cheese parmesan. DEFINITELY need to have a water bottle on hand as the fire in the BBQ is insane! I also made homemade hamburger buns with Knorr Garlic Plus in them. These are the most flavorful, tender, and juicy burgers EVER! I will never make them any other way again!
Family loved this, I also substituted bbq sauce for the ketchip and added 1 clove of garlic. I refrigerated for an hour before I fried these on the stove and they stayed together with gentle handling. I soft cooked the bacon and cut each strip in half and wrapped them from top to bottom. I cooked the side of the hamburger where the bacon met first and it stayed together without toothpicks. My husband was surprised these were not grilled. Will make them again.
I have made these about a dozen times since summer began. My family just loves them! I top them with pepper jack cheese and we're good to go! YUM!
These are the best.....My husband has been begging for me to make them again. The only thing I did different was brown the patties in a cast iron skillet then bake on a rack to finish cooking. I didnt want them to fall apart....I did cook the bacon half way first to make sure it was done.....wonderful...
I have never reviewed a recipe before, but I had to rate this one. All I want to say is that 5 of the 6 people who ate these burgers last night said they were the best burgers they had ever eaten - anywhere! The sixth just said "yum". Thanks Jan for the new BBQ staple.
Very tasty. I cut down on prep time by using 3tbs of dried minced onions.
These burgers tasted just like meatloaf - in fact, my husband ate it in a bowl like meatloaf b/c it was falling apart. I wasn't really impressed by the taste and they didn't hold together. Wouldn't make again.
My husband didn't like the idea of wrapping the bacon around the burgers so I cooked it separate and we just added it along with our other fixings. The flavor of the burgers was awesome! Thanks for the great recipe!
Excellent!! My family loved them. I did change one thing. I used crumbled bacon and mixed it in with the meat instead of putting bacon on top
EXCELLENT!!! made as directed except I used A1 instead of Worcestershire (out of Worcestershire) and I did not use bacon. Truely better than 5 guys! My wife who is not a huge fan of burgers "crushed" hers...!!!
While these had really good flavor they came out really thick and hard to eat. The burger tends to be the width of the bacon you use and that's just a little too thick for my taste.
Excellent recipe, although I use 2 lbs ground beef for 6 burgers, 1 lb makes them very small.
This recipe was wonderful! I made home-fried potatoes also and garnished the burgers with pickles. Everybody loved them!
THis is so simple and very tastey! My kids are very picky and they all enjoyed this burger. My husband said that it tasted better with each bite. He called it a gourmet burger! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
This is a really yummy burger to grill. The only adjustment I made was to put the cheese in the center of the raw patty instead of mixing it through the meat. Makes a little surprise middle bite and I like a meaty burger without the distraction of cheese throughout. Very good recipe!
I made and prepared this exactly as directed. It tasted like a grilled meatloaf sandwich. No one in family cared for it at all.
Burgers did not hold together well and the bacon made the fire on the grill excessively hot and burn the burgers. Will not make this recipe again
Tasty and delicious. I'd use big onion rolls or kaiser rolls, instead of hamburger buns
Very good, even without the bacon! We have been using this recipe ever since...
Burgers are my fiance's favorite! When I made these, he told me that this was the best burger he has ever tasted! I did add "garlic plus" and "Montreal steak spice". Thanks for sharing the recipe! I will definately make again!
we all really enjoyed these hamburgers. i have a bacon fanatic in my family and he really loved them. i especially loved the "what to drink" choice of beer! excellent choice.
Its been years since I tried making home-made burgers - I am so glad I used this recipe. I stuck with the ingredients to the letter, however I was a little nervous about putting them onto the barbeque as the last time I made burgers I'd cooked them in the oven, so I tentatively put them on with a piece of foil under with small holes in it - they did start to break up at the edges slightly I took them off the bbq and transferred them onto a baking tray and put them into the oven at 400oF for about 20 minutes - the result was amazing - they held together perfectly and the taste was superb - next time I think I might try pan cooking them - this recipe is a keeper for me - thanks!
perfect and delicious...made my hubbie happy..going in favorite folder ;)
Very good. I try not to change much, but I don't use hamburger only turkey. It's generally drier because of low fat content but adding this recipe....it is moist and very good. Will use again.
We did not really care for this recipe. As others stated, it tasted like meatloaf, and not a hamburger. If you are looking for a meatloaf on the grill recipe, this works. I also had trouble with it sticking to the grill grate. Maybe omitting the egg would help. The bacon was good!
Wow! I tried a bite before I added ketchup and mustard, my son did the same. I put the ketchup and mustard away and we ate it with only a toasted bun. Definitely did NOT need anything more. I am not real big on hamburgers but these are great! My 16 year old son could not stop raving about these burgers. Can't wait til my boyfriend comes over after work tonight so he can try them. Thank you for the recipe!
very good. I will use again. I did make my burgers too thick and the bacon was burnt by the time the hamburgers were done so I will need to remember to make them thinner next time.
Good! My husband raved about them. I mixed up the meat mixture in the morning and let it sit in the frig all day. I was expecting more flavor out of the burger itself.
I wish I could give this a negative rating. It didn't even look good when mixing the ingredients together; wouldn't hold together on the grill; and just didn't taste that good. What a waste of ground sirloin.