Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep Time
25 Mins
Cook Time
17 Mins
Other Time
15 Mins
Makes 4 servings

This dressed-up bacon burger is a true crowd-pleaser. If you pull the ground beef from your freezer, make sure it has been well wrapped and frozen for 3 months or less to ensure best flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Arrange bacon on a paper towel-lined microwave-safe plate; cover with a paper towel. Microwave bacon at HIGH 2 minutes or until edges begin to crinkle and bacon is partially cooked.

Step 2

Sauté mushrooms and onion in hot oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes or until tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, and stir in 2 Tbsp. barbecue sauce.

Step 3

Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high). Shape ground beef into 8 (5-inch) thin patties. Place 2 Tbsp. mushroom mixture in center of each of 4 patties. Top with remaining patties, pressing edges to seal. Shape into 4-inch patties. Wrap sides of each patty with 2 bacon slices, overlapping ends of each slice. Secure bacon using wooden picks. Sprinkle patties with salt. Cover and chill 10 minutes.

Step 4

Grill patties, covered with grill lid, over 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat 5 to 6 minutes on 1 side. Turn and baste with half of remaining barbecue sauce. Grill 5 to 6 minutes or until beef is no longer pink in center. Turn and baste with remaining barbecue sauce. Remove from grill, and let stand 5 minutes. Remove wooden picks. Serve burgers on buns, and top with remaining mushroom mixture.

Step 5

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Kraft Honey Barbecue Sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

darlenam's Review

May 14, 2013
These were awesome! I used fresh mushrooms though. I do not like canned mushrooms. Very simple recipe to make and so tasty. Would recommend.

karamichelle's Review

April 06, 2010
I followed the advice of the other reviewer and fried the bacon in a skillet and then cooked the onions and mushroom in the bacon grease and just topped the burgers instead of stuffing them, turned out very good, my husband said it was like a restaurant burger, try this one!

StarryL's Review

May 04, 2009
I found this an ok burger recipe... I think I would have preferred the stuffing just be the topping (and cheese would be excellent with it - although that would be heart attack on a bun). Think I would also prefer the bacon to just be on the top as well. The cooking time indicated is way too long

Shawn1's Review

August 27, 2011
Amazing taste. I used my own BBQ sauce and made one without mushrooms for my husband. He loved his as well. Definately will serve to our children when they come over for "Family Night". Get the sesame seeded buns. Worth it.

smithker's Review

November 02, 2012
These came out yummy. My hubby loved them and wants to make them again even though we just had them 2 days ago. I didn't wrap them in bacon, just put the cooked bacon on top as another reviewer suggested. The mushroom onion topping was what really made them so good. Nice easy recipe for a week night. Probably not worthy of a special occasion (although my husband would probably disagree lol). I will definatly make again.

bakerchick103's Review

May 15, 2010
I followed another viewers advice and fried the bacon, then sauteed the onions and mushrooms in the bacon drippings. I just topped the burgers with the bacon instead of wrapping it around them, and then topped them with the onion mushroom mixture. One of the best burgers I've ever had!

turkish's Review

October 18, 2012

magnoliasouth's Review

June 15, 2013