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Homemade Bacon Cheeseburgers Recipe

1 hour 20 mins
Vadim Rachok
26.02.2024
27.02.2024
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Indulge in the ultimate cheeseburger experience with this mouth-watering recipe. The juicy patties are cooked to perfection and paired with crispy bacon, making for a deliciously savory combination. The buns are toasted just right, adding a satisfying crunch to every bite. And don’t forget the pickled onions, which provide a tangy and refreshing flavor to this classic dish. This recipe is not only perfect for family gatherings but also a fun activity to make with loved ones. Follow the detailed steps and helpful tips provided to create a cheeseburger that will undoubtedly be the best you’ve ever tasted.

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food experience with this mouthwatering Cheeseburger recipe! Bursting with flavor and satisfaction, this iconic American classic promises to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more. From the juicy beef patty to the gooey melted cheese, crispy bacon, and tangy pickled onions, every bite is a symphony of deliciousness that will transport you to burger bliss. Whether enjoyed solo or shared with loved ones, this homemade Cheeseburger is sure to be a hit at any gathering. So fire up the grill, gather your ingredients, and get ready to savor the irresistible taste of homemade goodness!

What is a Cheeseburger?

A cheeseburger is a popular sandwich made with a grilled or fried beef patty that is served between two slices of a fluffy bun. It is typically topped with ingredients such as cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and condiments like ketchup, mustard, or mayonnaise. You can also customize the filling with your preferred ingredients. The cheese is usually melted on top of the patty, and this sets it apart from the regular hamburger. The combination of these ingredients results in a well-balanced blend of flavors and textures that tantalize the taste buds.

Cheeseburger Origin

The exact origins of the cheeseburger are a matter of some debate, but it is widely believed that the cheeseburger is of American origin. One popular story attributes the invention of the cheeseburger to Lionel Sternberger, who at the age of 16, while working as a fry cook at his father’s restaurant, the Rite Spot, in Pasadena, California, in the late 1920s or early 1930s, allegedly added a chunk of cheese to a burger. Another claim is that the cheeseburger was invented by a chef by the name of Charlie Nagreen at the Seymour, Wisconsin, fair in 1885. Regardless of its exact origin, the cheeseburger quickly gained popularity and has since become a beloved classic of American cuisine. It is enjoyed by people of all ages around the world.

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Why to Make Cheeseburger at Home?

Making a cheeseburger at home is a fantastic idea for several reasons. Firstly, you get to select the ingredients, ensuring that you use fresh, high-quality meat, cheese, and vegetables. Secondly, preparing cheeseburgers at home can be a fun and rewarding cooking experience, allowing you to develop your culinary skills while experimenting with different cooking techniques and flavors. So, why not try making your own cheeseburger at home today?

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Cheeseburger Ingredients

  • Burger buns: Provide a soft and firm base to hold the burger and toppings together.
  • Ground beef: This is the main ingredient in the burger patty and gives it a hearty and savory flavor.
  • Cheddar Cheese: Provides a rich and creamy flavor that melts over the beef patty. It enhances the flavor and adds a gooey texture.
  • Pickled Salt Cucumber: Adds a tangy, refreshing crunch that balances the richness of the beef and cheese.
  • Blue Onion: Provides depth to the overall flavor profile of the burger with a pungent and slightly sweet flavor.
  • Ketchup: Complements the savory beef and cheese with a sweet and tangy flavor.
  • Mustard: Enhances the overall flavor profile of the burger with a tangy and slightly spicy kick.
  • Bacon: Provides a crispy texture that contrasts with the softness of the beef patty and adds a smoky, savory flavor.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: Its umami-rich and slightly tangy flavor enhances the beefy flavor of the patty.
  • Smoked Paprika: Enhances the overall depth of the burger with a smoky and slightly sweet flavor.
  • Dry Garlic: Provides a robust and aromatic taste that complements the other ingredients in the burger.
  • Butter: Used to brown burger buns, adding rich, buttery flavor to the finished dish.
  • Sugar: Balances flavors by adding a hint of sweetness to the burger.

How to Make Cheeseburger at Home?

Cheeseburger Recipe Step By Step 1-4

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  1. First, place the bacon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season it with salt and pepper and roast in the oven at 365 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 15-17 minutes.
  2. To make the patties, mix the ground beef with Worcestershire sauce, paprika, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well. Then, form patties of 4 ounces (120 g) each. 
  3. Slice the cucumbers and dice the Mars onion. Marinate onion with salt, pepper, and sugar. Set aside for a half hour.
  4. Then, cut the buns in half. Brown them in butter over low heat until golden in the center. Place cheese (1 slice) on the bottom of the bun and spread ketchup and mustard (0,5 ounce (15 g) ketchup per 0,4 ounce (10 g) sweet mustard) on top.
  5. Next, place cucumbers and pickled onions on the bottom bun. 
  6. Place the bacon on the kitchen towels to remove excess fat.
  7. Then, heat a frying pan and add a minimal amount of sunflower oil. When a light smoke appears, add the patties, fry them for 1 minute, turn them over, and place the cheese on top (2 pieces for each patty).
  8. Place the patty on the bottom bun and cover with the top bun.

Chef Recipe Tips:

  • If you like your patties more fried, divide the ground meat into smaller pieces for each patty, 2 ounces (60 g). 
  • You can use culinary cutters (circles) to help shape the patties.

How Many Calories are in a Cheeseburger?

Cheeseburgers are a treat, especially when served with crispy, crunchy, salty fries. Knowing the number of calories they contain can help you stay informed when you want to indulge!

The great thing about homemade burgers is that they are lower in calories than fast-food chain burgers, and you can control exactly what goes into them.

These cheeseburgers contain about 782 calories in one serving. Results will vary depending on the type of cheese, meat, and bun you use.

Homemade Bacon Cheeseburgers Recipe
Author:Vadim Rachok
Make the best cheeseburger you have ever tried! It is juicy, hearty, and tasty!
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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 burgers
The ingredients you need:
4 pcs burger buns
17 ounces (480 g) ground beef with fat
3 pieces per burger sandwich cheddar cheese
3 ounces (80 g) pickled salted cucumber
1 pc blue onion
2 ounces (60 g) ketchup
1,4 ounces (40 g) mustard
5,3 ounces (150 g) bacon
0,2 ounces (5 g) worcestershire sauce
0,04 ounces (1 g) Smoked paprika
0,04 ounces (1 g) dry garlic
1 ounce (30 g) butter
0,5 ounces (15 g) sugar
salt
pepper
oil for frying
Let’s start !
1

Place the bacon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season with salt and pepper and roast in the oven at 365 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 15-17 minutes.

2

To make the patties, mix the ground beef with Worcestershire sauce, paprika, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well. Form patties of 4 ounces (120 g) each.

3

Slice the cucumbers and dice the Mars onion. Marinate onion with salt, pepper, and sugar. Set aside for a half hour.

4

Cut the buns in half. Brown them in butter over low heat until golden in the center. Place cheese (1 slice) on the bottom of the bun and spread ketchup and mustard (0,5 ounce (15 g) ketchup per 0,4 ounce (10 g) sweet mustard) on top.

5

Place cucumbers and pickled onions on the bottom bun. 

6

Place the bacon on the kitchen towels to remove excess fat.

7

Heat a frying pan and add a minimal amount of sunflower oil. When light smoke appears, add the patties, fry for 1 minute, turn, and place the cheese on the patties (2 pieces for each).

8

Place the patty on the bottom bun and cover with the top bun.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 4 Calories: 3125
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g35%
Saturated Fat 13g63%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 735mg32%
Total Carbohydrate 2g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g1%
Total Sugars 1g 
Protein 27g53%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 169mg13%
Iron 2mg12%
Potassium 275mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Watch How To Make It

For perfectly shaped patties that cook evenly and deliver maximum flavor, consider using culinary cutters to shape your ground meat. This simple trick ensures that each patty is uniform in size and thickness, resulting in burgers that are cooked to perfection every time. Additionally, if you prefer your patties more crispy, try dividing the ground meat into smaller portions before shaping them into patties. This allows for more surface area to come into contact with the heat, resulting in a deliciously golden crust that adds an extra layer of flavor and texture to your Cheeseburger. With these pro tips, you'll elevate your burger game and create a Cheeseburger that's truly unforgettable. Enjoy!

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