Bacon Double Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Bacon cheeseburger

 The Spruce

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 3 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
878 Calories
55g Fat
6g Carbs
85g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3
Amount per serving
Calories 878
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55g 70%
Saturated Fat 26g 131%
Cholesterol 288mg 96%
Sodium 914mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 85g
Calcium 620mg 48%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This bacon cheeseburger has the bacon and cheese stuffed inside the patty. This little surprise makes a great-tasting burger. It's a perfect recipe for a quick weeknight meal, casual cookouts, and tailgating.

You will want to choose beef that has sufficient fat so it will hold together well when stuffed. An 80/20 blend (20 percent) fat is good. Unfortunately, leaner ground beef will tend to fall apart and you'll have your delicious stuffing oozing out before you can enjoy the burger.

Note that you need to cook your bacon before you add it to the stuffing. Otherwise, raw bacon inside a burger is still going to be raw when the burger is cooked. If you prefer cooked onion, you may saute your onion before adding it the mixture. Otherwise, it will be warmed but still have a raw flavor, which some people prefer.


  • 1/2 cup bacon (crisply cooked and crumbled)
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spike (or seasoned salt)
  • 2 tablespoons beer (flat)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Bacon double cheese stuffed burgers
    Gather the ingredients for bacon double cheese stuffed burgers.  The Spruce
  2. Combine the bacon, onion, and cheddar cheese in a medium bowl and set aside.

    Bacon double cheese stuffed burgers
    Combine the bacon, onion, and cheddar cheese.  The Spruce
  3. Preheat the grill for medium-high heat. You can also prepare these on the stove top or oven.

  4. Mix the ground beef, spike seasoning (or seasoned salt), and beer.

    Bacon double cheese stuffed burgers
    Mix the ground beef, spike seasoning (or seasoned salt), and beer.  The Spruce
  5. Separate the mixture into six equal portions.

    Bacon double cheese stuffed burgers
    Separate into six equal portions.  The Spruce
  6. To shape the mixture into thin patties, place each between two sheets of waxed paper and onto a parchment-lined cutting board or baking sheet. Use a flat-bottomed plate to press each into a thin patty that is 1/4-inch thick and about 4 inches across.

    Bacon double cheese stuffed burgers
    Shape the mixture into six patties.  The Spruce
  7. Form a rim at the edges of three of the patties.

    Bacon double cheese stuffed burgers
    Create a rim on the patties.  The Spruce
  8. Place the bacon/onion/cheese mixture on three rimmed patties. Top these with remaining patties and press the edges together to seal them.

    Bacon double cheese stuffed burgers
    Place the bacon/onion/cheese mixture on three rimmed patties.  The Spruce
  9. Grill, broil or pan-fry the burgers until they are well done (internal temperature of 165 F), about 4 to 5 minutes per side. As these burgers will be rounder than usual, they will take longer to cook than unstuffed patties. Be sure to check the temperature.

    Bacon double cheese stuffed burgers
    Grill, broil or pan-fry the burgers.  The Spruce
  10. Once cooked through, remove the patties from the heat and place them onto toasted buns. Top the burgers with your favorite condiments and serve.

    Bacon double cheese stuffed burgers
    Place burgers onto toasted buns.  The Spruce

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.


  • Stuffed burgers need a sturdier bun than unstuffed burgers—you might choose a brioche or kaiser roll rather than a soft bun. Also, you won't be cutting your burgers in half when serving as the stuffing would then ooze out.
  • Always serve stuffed burgers with a warning. Lava-hot cheese jetting from your burger is not a pleasant surprise. It's best to wait a few minutes before you bite into one as the cheese stays dangerously hot for quite a while after leaving the grill. Have the boldest person at your table take a small bite to test whether it's safe.
  • You are going to need a lot of napkins when serving your stuffed burgers as the stuffing can squirt out unexpectedly. Also, it's best to not wear your finest clothes while digging into this burger.