Smokehouse Bacon Cheeseburgers with Barbecue Mayo
We love barbecue and we're always looking for opportunities to use the sweet and smoky flavors in more than one way. I like to serve this burger with my sweet potato fries or air fryer crispy potatoes for a terrific casual meal full of flavor and punch. Not only do we love the homemade barbecue mayo on this burger, but it also serves as a delicious alternative to ketchup for dipping potato wedges or french fries.
Helpful Tips for Making Smokehouse Bacon Cheeseburgers
- If you cook these burgers over high heat, the sugar content of the barbecue sauce can burn easily. Keep an eye on them and be patient.
- You can easily double this recipe, or make the burgers any size you like, depending on the amount of servings needed.
- The barbecue mayo can be made one day in advance, then chilled until serving. This will give ample time for the flavors to meld together.
- Top each burger with a thick slice of colby-jack cheese and allow it to melt before serving.
- Enjoy on toasted or grilled kaiser rolls with your favorite toppings, and a drizzle of barbecue mayonnaise.
- Barbecue sauce is sweet, so adjust the brand depending on your dietary needs or your favorite flavor.
- Serve with assorted burger fixin's such as lettuce, tomatoes, onion, pickled jalapenos, sautéed mushrooms, crispy onion strings and refrigerator pickles.
Other Burger Inspired Recipes to Try
You may also like my recipes for:
- Open Faced Mushroom and Onion Steak Burgers made in the oven
- Cheeseburger Bites for casual meals and game day snacking
- Bacon Cheeseburger Pie for a family pleasing entrée
- Easy English Muffin Cheeseburger Pizzas from Beef It's What's for Dinner
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Smokehouse Bacon Cheeseburgers
- 2- 2 ½ lbs ground sirloin
- 1 ½ cups shredded colby-jack cheese
- 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- ⅓ cup barbecue sauce [i.e. Sweet Baby Ray's or your favorite]
- ⅓ cup minced onion
- ⅓ cup cold water
- 1 ½ tsp barbecue seasoning [i.e. McCormick Brown Sugar Bourbon, Barbecue Magic or your favorite]
- 4 thick cut slices colby-jack cheese
- assorted toppings: lettuce tomato, onion, jalapeno slices, dill pickles
- Barbecue mayo: [Whisk together and keep chilled]
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup barbecue sauce
- ¼-1/2 tsp barbecue seasoning adjust to taste
- Add the first 6 ingredients to a small mixing bowl reserving the sliced cheese to melt on top later.
- Using your hands, mix all of the ingredients together being careful not to over mix. Shape into 4-6 patties.
- On the stove top using a grill pan, over medium-high heat, cook the burgers in a couple of drizzles of olive oil.
- If grilling, oil the grates well before adding them to the grill. Cook on medium-high heat.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or to your desired level of doneness.
- Serve on kaiser rolls dressed with your favorite toppings and a dollop of barbecue mayo.