Bacon Bit Burgers

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

From the April/May 2006 issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray. Tried these tonight and they were fabulous, so wanted to post them so I didn't lose the recipe. Enjoy! These are NOT as difficult as the recipe sounds.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from pan and drain on paper towel lined plate.
  2. Discard all but about 1 T. of the bacon drippings.
  3. Chop 1/4 of an onion finely, then slice the other 1 3/4 onions.
  4. Sweat the chopped onion in the reserved bacon drippings for 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan and combine with the bacon.
  5. Coat pan with the olive oil and drop in the sliced onions. Let sweat until soft and slightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove and place in bowl; keep warm.
  6. While the onions are sweating, combine the sirloin, Worcestershire, hot sauce, grill seasoning, and the bacon/onion mixture. Form into 4 equal-sized patties.
  7. Cook burgers, covered, in skillet, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare and 6 minutes per side for medium-well.
  8. Place a slice of cheese on each burger and cover over low heat to melt the cheese.
  9. Stir steak sauce into the cooked sliced onions.
  10. Toast the buns if desired.
  11. Serve burgers with the smothered onions on a toasted bun.
  12. *NOTE* I served these without the buns and enjoyed them that way also. Just topped the burgers with the smothered onions and left the bun out of the equation.


Most Helpful

I didn't have steak sauce so I used balsamic vinegar. The Gouda cheese was a good choice for this burger. Nice tasting and not that difficult to make.

Catnip46 March 09, 2013

Very tasty burgers!! Great way to 'hide' the onions from DS. Made as written except used a smoked cheddar since my gouda cheese was in the freezer...Made for 2012 Spring PAC.

AZPARZYCH March 24, 2012

My husband and I thought these burgers were delicious !!! I used hormel real bacon bits and lots of smoked gouda cheese. It was great !!! Thank you.

Sherry & Carl May 30, 2010

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