Carls Jr Western Bacon Cheeseburger (Copycat)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I got this recipe off another site and want to post it here for easy access. We love these burgers!


  1. Bake Onion Rings, according to your recipe or package directions.
  2. Cook Bacon according to your recipe or package directions.
  3. Grill Hamburger until done.
  4. Grill Bun faces (both bottom and top) on clean grill, enough to warm up and give grill lines.
  5. To assemble, put 1 Tablespoon of BBQ sauce on the bottom bun.
  6. Place 2 Onion Rings on Bun Bottom.
  7. Place Burger on top of Bun.
  8. Place Cheese on top of Burger.
  9. Place 2 slices Bacon on top of Cheese.
  10. Spread 1 Tablespoon of BBQ Sauce on Top of Bun.
  11. Place on Top Bun and Enjoy.
  12. The recipe called for a Bold and Spicy BBQ sauce. I used what I had on hand and it was still very good.
  13. Adapted from Todd Wilbur's book More Top Secret Recipes.
Most Helpful

Well DH wanted his usual hamburger with mustard and the fixens. I made mine as per this recipe and absolutely loved it. I never eat a whole burger, and DH decided mine was much better and finished it off for me. Thanks for sharing this fantastic burger. :)

~Nimz~ July 24, 2009

Can't thank you enough for this recipe! Hubby loved it & it satisfied his "cravings" for Carl's Jr! I'm trying to duplicate some of his favorites at home to cut out fat/calories & also save a little money :-). I used a hot & spicy BBQ sauce, an 8oz extra lean burger patty, turkey bacon & pepperjack cheese. I also used a "wheat" hamburger bun that I didn't grill; just warmed it up. He really enjoyed it & asked for it again-a big plus since "imitations" aren't always easy to do! Thank u so much for sharing!

LUVMY2BOYS June 07, 2009

Very good and easy! A keeper!

Charmie777 January 23, 2011