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Epic Beef and Bacon Burger

This Epic Beef and Bacon Burger is a classic combo with a few of my personal elements. If you are a burger fan, I guarantee that you'll love this recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon burger, beef burger, burger recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 984 kcal
Author Nicolas


Burger Patties

  • 600 g of beef mince
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • A good pinch of pepper
  • ½ a tablespoon of dried oregano
  • 50 g of breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g of cheddar cheese sliced
  • Salt for seasoning
  • Olive oil

Caramelized Onions

  • 2 brown onions peeled and sliced
  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 1 and a half teaspoons of balsamic vinegar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Sour Cream Sauce

  • 100 g of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning


  • 8 streaks of bacon
  • Approximately 1 teaspoon of olive oil


  • 4 leaves of cos lettuce washed
  • 8 slices of tomato
  • 4 burger buns of your choosing


Burger Patties

  1. Put the beef mince, garlic powder, a pinch of pepper, dried oregano, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce and the egg into a large bowl.
  2. Use your cleans hands to mix all of the ingredients together evenly.
  3. Next, divide the mixture into 4 separate, individual pieces, then roll those pieces into balls. Tap the meatballs down into patties and make them about 2 - 2.5cm thick.
  4. Set your patties aside in the fridge and wipe down your area.

Caramelized Onions

  1. Pre-heat a pan large enough to fit the onions to medium-high heat.
  2. Once the pan is nice and hot, add your olive oil, then your onions and start frying them off.
  3. Add your sugar and a pinch of salt, then toss/stir the onions occasionally so that they don't burn.
  4. After about 15 minutes, the onions should be nicely browned, at that point you can turn the heat down and add your balsamic vinegar and stir through. Cook for another 30 seconds just to cook out the vinegar, turn the heat off and transfer the onions to a bowl or container. Set aside.

Sour Cream Sauce

  1. Stir the sour cream, red wine vinegar and olive oil in a bowl until well combined.
  2. Now just season to taste with salt and pepper then set aside.


  1. At this point, take your patties out of the fridge so they aren't too cold when you start frying them.
  2. Get the pan back on the heat to about medium-high.
  3. Add your olive oil, then your bacon.
  4. Fry the bacon for about 2 minutes on each side until nice and crispy, then set aside on kitchen paper to drain.

Cooking the Burger Patties

  1. Get the pan on high heat (make sure it is nice and hot before adding the patties). Make sure you have your fans on and/or windows open.
  2. Add a pinch of salt on top of the patties, carefully add the patties to the pan seasoned side down, then season the other side of the patty with salt while they are frying.
  3. Fry for about 3 minutes on each side. But once you flip the patty and start cooking the other side, turn the heat down to medium-high, then put your cheese on top of the patties while they are frying. At this point, cover the pan with a lid or any utensil that can fit over the pan so the cheese melts.
  4. Transfer your patties onto a plate and let the rest for 1-2 minutes. Use that time to re-heat your onions and bacon if need be.
  5. Slice your burger buns in half. I didn't toast my buns but you can if you wish.


  1. This is the order I like to stack my epic beef and bacon burger.
  2. Bottom bun
  3. A spread of sour cream sauce
  4. Cos lettuce leaf
  5. Cheesy burger patty
  6. Some caramelized onions
  7. 2 slices of bacon

  8. 2 slices of tomato

  9. A touch more sour cream sauce
  10. Top bun

Recipe Notes

  • Don't be scared of the heat so that you can get a nice sear on the patty. No colour, no flavour. 
  • Put your salt ON the patty, not IN the patty because salt can draw out moisture. We want to keep the moisture in the patty. 
Nutrition Facts
Epic Beef and Bacon Burger
Amount Per Serving
Calories 984 Calories from Fat 569
% Daily Value*
Fat 63.2g97%
Saturated Fat 22.9g143%
Cholesterol 281mg94%
Sodium 1853mg81%
Potassium 1241mg35%
Carbohydrates 21.1g7%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugar 6.4g7%
Protein 79.9g160%
Calcium 210mg21%
Iron 30.8mg171%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.