Marissa Allen’s Candied Bacon Cheeseburgers​


BBQ Candied Bacon 

  • 10 slices of thick cut bacon
  • 3 tablespoons of your favorite BBQ sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon burger seasoning

Sautéed Onions 

  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced 
  • 2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


  • 1.5 pounds of ground beef (80/20)
  • 2 teaspoons of Kosher salt 
  • 1 teaspoon of coarse black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of Weber® Gourmet Burger Seasoning  


  • 1 Pack of brioche hamburger buns
  • 10 slices of deli cut cheddar cheese 
  • Canola oil for brushing the grill
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter for brushing on hamburger buns 
  • 1 tomato, sliced 
  • 6 pieces of romaine lettuce, rinsed and patted dry 
  • 1 baker’s rack for cooking bacon

To make BBQ candied bacon

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place a baker’s rack on top of a baking sheet. 
  3. Lay slices of bacon on rack. 
  4. Season bacon with burger seasoning and brown sugar. Bake for 18-20 minutes. 
  5. Lightly brush BBQ sauce on bacon and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

To make sautéed onions

  1. Thinly slice yellow onion. Add to skillet with 2 tablespoons of avocado oil.
  2. Cook on medium-low heat for 20 minutes. 
  3. Turn the heat up to medium-high and add 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and set aside. ​​

To make patties

  1. Gently divide meat into 5 equal portions. 
  2. Season formed patties with kosher salt, cracked black pepper, and Gourmet Burger seasoning. 
  3. Place burgers on flat grill or flat top. 
  4. Sear on both sides and cook till medium. Approximately 3-4 minutes each side.
  5. Add slices of cheddar cheese on top of the burger and cook till just melted. Remove from the grill.
  6. While the burgers finish cooking, brush the brioche buns with melted butter and toast directly on the grill. Don’t let the buns burn! 

To assemble burgers

  1. Place burger on toasted bottom bun. 
  2. Add 2 slices of bacon crosswise. Top with a spoonful of sautéed onions.
  3.  Add a slice of crisp of lettuce, tomato and top with the other bun.
  4. Serve immediately. ​​

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