Grilled Beef and Bacon Burgers | Classic Recipe

Grilled Beef & Bacon Burgers are perfect for a summer BBQ – they’re super easy which leaves more time for relaxing and enjoying the sun!

Grilled Beef & Bacon Burgers are perfect for a summer BBQ - they're super easy which leaves more time for relaxing and enjoying the sun!

A classic beef burger recipe

It’s to beat a good old fashioned beef burger… these are a Friday night favourite at our house! Soft hamburger buns filled with salad, crispy bacon and a grilled beef patty – dinner couldn’t be easier or more delicious!

A homemade burger with lettuce, tomato, cheese, cucumber, beef patty, bacon and burger sauce on a hamburger bun.

Grilled beef patties

Our classic beef patties take just a minute or two to prepare and are full of basic ingredients (plus 2 secret ones!):

  • beef mince
  • diced onion
  • egg
  • breadcrumbs
  • minced garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • … plus the secret weapons… tabasco sauce and Worcestershire sauce (they add the most delicious flavour to the burgers!)

Salad and beef burgers with bacon.

Salad filling ideas

I like to keep the salad fillings in our classic beef and bacon burgers really simple:

  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • avocado
  • cheese
  • cucumber

But these salad fillings are also delicious: 

  • sliced beetroot
  • pickles
  • grated carrot
  • capsicum
  • spinach
  • mushrooms
  • red onion
  • pineapple slices

Mix and match with whatever you have at home (and whatever you know your family will love!). 

Homemade BBQ beef patties with bacon.

Burger sauce

I like to use the Coles Special Burger Sauce in this recipe. It tastes just like McDonalds Big Mac sauce and tastes AMAZING with our beef burgers. 

You can buy similar Big Mac style sauces from most major supermarkets. 

A homemade beef hamburger.

And that’s it – such a simple recipe that really takes your summer barbecue cooking up a notch! With barbecues it’s all about keeping it basic – relaxing and not fussing around with time-consuming cooking. If you’re really pressed for time, you could of course buy pre-made beef patties… no judging here- I’ve done exactly that many, many times before! Now all you need is a glass of wine, a few friends and a bit of that beautiful sunshine. Bring on summer I say!!!!

Grilled Beef & Bacon Burgers are perfect for a summer BBQ - they're super easy which leaves more time for relaxing and enjoying the sun!

Beef & Bacon Burgers

Grilled Beef & Bacon Burgers are perfect for a summer BBQ - they're super easy which leaves more time for relaxing and enjoying the sun!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 746kcal

Ingredients

  • 500 g beef mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 70 g breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 200 g bacon
  • 4 hamburger rolls
  • lettuce, tomato, cheese, avocado and cucumber, to serve
  • burger sauce (or any sauce you like)

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Mix the beef mince, onion, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce together in a large bowl until well combined. 
  • Divide mince into 4 equal sized patties and place onto a plate. Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Cover with plastic wrap and pop into the fridge for 30 minutes or until you're ready to barbecue the patties (*these patties can also be cooked in a frying pan).
  • Place the beef patties on a barbecue grill to cook. Turn the patties over once during cooking.
  • Add the bacon after a couple of minutes. Remove the bacon when crispy and set aside.
  • Set the burgers aside when cooked to your liking.
  • Serve the hamburger rolls with bacon, a beef patty, lettuce, tomato, avocado, cheese and cucumber. 
  • Top with burger sauce.

Thermomix Method

  • Place the onion (halved) into the Thermomix bowl and chop on Speed 8, 10 seconds. 
  • Add the beef mince, onion, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce and mix on Reverse, Speed 4 until combined (using the spatula to help mix). 
  • Divide mince into 4 equal sized patties and place onto a plate.
  • Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Cover with plastic wrap and pop into the fridge for 30 minutes or until you're ready to barbecue the patties (*these patties can also be cooked in a frying pan).
  • Place the beef patties on a barbecue grill to cook. 
  • Turn the patties over once during cooking.
  • Add the bacon after a couple of minutes. Remove the bacon when crispy and set aside.
  • Set the burgers aside when cooked to your liking.
  • Serve the hamburger rolls with bacon, a beef patty, lettuce, tomato, avocado, cheese and cucumber. Top with burger sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 746kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 847mg | Potassium: 614mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1.6% | Vitamin C: 5.4% | Calcium: 14.6% | Iron: 30.1%
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15 thoughts on “Grilled Beef and Bacon Burgers | Classic Recipe”

  1. I think we may have these on the weekend for lunch when the in-laws visit. A great simple (but very delicious) meal. LOOKS GREAT!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you!! Perfect for when people pop over!

  2. Hi Lucy, great bacon dish! How about adding it to the Food on Friday: Bacon collection over at Carole’s Chatter? Cheers

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh no!!! I missed it Carole! I’m so sorry – I was away in Sydney over the weekend!!!

  3. Rebecca says:

    I love making burgers over summer! It’s my go to. I use a portobello mushroom or quuinoa patties. Lovely recipe! Now I want a burger haha.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Mmm yes please! They sound awesome.

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