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 - Conventional Method

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: Burgers, Light Meals, Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Dinner, Family Meals, Lunch
Keyword: beef burger
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 746kcal
Author: Bake Play Smile

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

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Beef & Bacon Burgers - Conventional Method
Amount Per Serving
Calories 746 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g 74%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 162mg 54%
Sodium 847mg 35%
Potassium 614mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 5.4%
Calcium 14.6%
Iron 30.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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 - Thermomix Method

Grilled Beef & Bacon Burgers are perfect for a summer BBQ - they're super easy which leaves more time for relaxing and enjoying the sun!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Burgers, Light Meals, Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Dinner, Family Meals, Lunch
Keyword: beef burger
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 746kcal
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 500 g beef mince
  • 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

  • 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 Facts
Beef & Bacon Burgers - Thermomix Method
Amount Per Serving
Calories 746 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g 74%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 162mg 54%
Sodium 847mg 35%
Potassium 614mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 5.4%
Calcium 14.6%
Iron 30.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Melissa Ware
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Melissa Ware

These look amazing! Can’t wait to give them a try! Plus the kids will enjoy them too. Nothing like a good burger on a warm summer’s night and to be able to cook it on the bbq is even better.

Jem @ Lost in Utensils
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Yum! My favourite pic is the last one…felt like I took a bite out of it! Burgers are awesome and so versatile. A very social food when everyone can make up their own.

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
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I haven’t gotten used to shortcut bacon (it’s only been 20 years) on a burger. I’m always looking for thin bacon like they have in NZ or the states. That said, I would eat this and lick my fingers. 🙂

Leanne - Lime & Mortar
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Oh gosh that looks so tasty!!