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Steakhouse BBQ Bacon Burger is a quick & easy dinner recipe for carefree cookouts. This classic favorite is sure to keep your friends & family happy all summer long.
This is the season I look forward to the most. It’s warm enough to leave the windows open, the days seem to last forever & we can enjoy time together as a family in the yard. Those times often include some super delicious summer grilling recipes like this Steakhouse BBQ Bacon Burger. It’s a family favorite here & it couldn’t be any easier to make!
This burger has all the classic burger ingredients. Lettuce, tomatoes & onions are always a must when it comes to putting together a flavorful burger. But adding ingredients like cheese & bacon are essential for all of us here too. You just can’t go wrong with bacon & cheese, especially when paired with Ball Park® SteakhouseTM Burgers.
We also prefer to use BBQ Sauce instead of ketchup or mustard. I like the kick it adds to the other ingredients. As far as what kind, it really depends on where you live & your flavor preference.
BBQ sauce varies so greatly depending on what region you are in. If you live in the Carolinas, then you are probably used to a more acidic & spicy sauce made with vinegar & spices like cayenne, black pepper, crushed red pepper & hot sauce. But Texans like to do things a bit differently with a “mop” sauce which is more of a thin “glaze” that moistens the meat & adds flavor as it smokes. Mop sauces usually include beef stock, vinegar, Worcestershire, & spices that give an entirely different experience to the food.
I really love Texas style when smoking meat rather than grilling. If you are in Alabama, then you probably love a creamy white sauce that is made up of mayonnaise, vinegar, and pepper. It is best used on poultry, so we’ll save that one for another meal.
Steakhouse BBQ Bacon Burger
Our family favorite is Kansas City, Missouri’s thick, sweet, & tangy sauces that seem to pair well with just about anything. That is what I used here on this burger & it was the perfect compliment. It really helps pull it all together & make this burger effortless.
When putting this together we used Ball Park Steakhouse Burgers because they are so quick & easy to prepare. It really allows us to focus on having fun with our friends & family & not on meal prep. I don’t know about you, but when we are having a carefree summer afternoon together, the last thing I want to do is slave away in the kitchen.
We want meal prep to be quick & easy around here & Ball Park Steakhouse Burgers helps us with that. I love that I can keep these in the freezer, which makes whipping up a last minute meal on the weekends so easy. You can toss them on the grill or even heat them in the microwave for just over 1 minute, making them perfect for college students like my son.
We picked up Ball Park Steakhouse Burgers in the frozen aisle at our local Kroger store, Fred Meyer. They always have everything we need, which helps me get our weekend shopping done quickly. You can’t beat that.
Kroger even has ClickList, which is so easy for summer food planning. Just order your groceries online & pick them up later. I really love that they also have recipes on there to give you some inspiration while you are picking out your groceries.
Steakhouse BBQ Bacon Burger
- 1 package Ball Park Steakhouse Burgers
- 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- tomato & purple onion slices
- mayo- optional
- 1 package bacon cooked
- Your choice of burger buns
Place burger patty on microwave-safe plate & heat for 80 seconds
Remove & brush with BBQ sauce, top with a slice of cheese & return to microwave for another 45 seconds
Assemble burger by adding optional mayo to the bun
Then add lettuce, cheese-covered patty, bacon, tomatoes, onions & drizzle with more BBQ sauce.
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