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Bacon double cheese burger with lettuce, tomato, mac sauce and a home made milk bun.

The Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger.

Here's my recipe for the ultimate bacon cheeseburger with some tips on how to make restaurant quality burgers at home. Makes 6 beautiful cheeseburgers.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Making the burger buns: 3 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 6 Burgers
Calories: 553kcal
Cost: $20/15€


  • BBQ
  • Baking trays for the buns
  • Brush for the egg wash


  • 1 Dinner roll recipe Rolled into 6 instead of 8 from the original recipe

For the Burgers

  • 1 kg ground beef preferably chuck and brisket
  • 6 small butter cubes a little bit smaller than in the picture
  • 3 whole tomatoes cored
  • ½ kg button mushrooms
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 6 pieces boston bib lettuce or iceberg lettuce
  • 2 whole pickles sliced thin
  • 1 recipe big mac sauce
  • 1 whole egg whisked with a splash of cold water
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • toothpicks to hold the burger together
  • BBQ sauce


  • If you want to make the burger buns then keep reading but if you bought burger buns already then skip to step 4.
    Follow the instructions to make the dinner roll recipe but instead of shaping into 8 balls we will shape into 6. Rest for about an hour. Cover with plastic wrap.
    Burger buns from the dinner roll recipe rolled into 6 instead of 8.
  • Set the oven to 175°C/350°F. Carefully brush the hamburger buns with the egg wash. Sprinkle generously with sesame seeds.
    Coating the burger buns with sesame seeds.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, turn and then back in the oven for 7 minutes more. When they reach 200°F on a thermometer they're perfect.
  • Season the burgers generously with salt and pepper in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
    Seasoning the burger meat with salt.
  • Roll the burgers into balls first, then stuff the butter cubes in the middle. Make the cubes a little smaller than in the picture for best results.
    Stuffing the burgers with butter
  • Shape the burgers with clean hands into burger patties. Make sure the butter is completely covered by the meat.
    Shaping the burgers in to patties.
  • Get all the other ingredients ready to go. Fry the bacon until crispy and then cook the mushrooms in the bacon fat. Make the mac sauce. Slice the cheese, pickles, tomatoes, and pick the lettuce. Have everything ready to go so when the burgers are ready, you are ready.
    All the ingredients ready to go for the burgers.
  • Fire up the BBQ and grill the burgers over medium high heat. Quarter turn once, then flip, then quarter turn again. This takes about 10-15 minutes in total.
    Grilling the burgers
  • Once the burgers are almost ready add the cheese and bacon. Cook to 160°F/71°C.
    Bacon and cheese on the burgers.
  • Slice the buns and toast them if you like. On the top add the sauces, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. On the bottom put the mushrooms and then the burger with the cheese and bacon. Hold together with a toothpick if necessary. Enjoy!
    Bacon double cheese burger with lettuce, tomato, mac sauce and a home made milk bun.


The burgers need a good amount of seasoning. If you're not sure how much to add then add some salt and cook a tiny burger to taste it first. Season to your liking.
Once the burgers are seasoned they need to be cooked right away. The salt will start to cure the meat. If you want to save some for later you can form them and freeze them. 
When working with raw meat always wash your hands with soap before touching something else. To avoid cross-contamination and food poisoning never use anything that touched the raw meat with the raw ingredients. 


Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 954mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 961IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 4mg
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