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Smokey Cheddar Bacon Burger

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Burgers, Sandwiches, Pizza
Keyword: bbq, burgers, fourth of july
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb ground beef sirloin
  • 4 small sesame seed buns
  • 4 slices good bacon
  • 1 small sweet onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup microgreens
  • 6 oz. Tillamook Smoked Cheddar cheese sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 tsp ketchup

Crispy Oven Fries:

  • 4 russet potatoes cleaned and cut into squared strips that resemble hand cut french fries (not too thin, but make sure they are all relatively the same thickness)
  • S & P
  • ΒΌ cup olive oil


  • Start charcoal grill
  • In a large saute pan, cook bacon over low heat until almost crispy, remove to paper towel and rest
  • In a small saute pan, add 1 tsp of bacon grease and cook onions over medium low heat until caramelized, set aside
  • Divide ground sirloin into 4 equal portions
  • Place 2 slices cheese in middle of each portion and form patties
  • Season with S & P and drizzle with some cooking oil
  • Grill burgers, when you flip them, add 4 slices cheese, cover until cooked through and cheese is melted.
  • Mix mayonnaise and ketchup together
  • Spread on each bun
  • Place burger on bottom, then bacon, then onions, then microgreens and top bun

Crispy Oven Fries:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees (If you have a convection oven, use that for crispy in less time)
  • Place potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with water
  • Bring to a boil and cook about half way, until still firm
  • Remove potatoes to a paper towel and pat dry
  • In a medium bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil and a good amount of S & P
  • Place on sheet pan and bake until golden and crispy on the outside, about 30 minutes unless using convection, may be quicker.