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Bourbon Barbeque Bacon Cheeseburger


Look no further for the ultimate bacon cheeseburger. This epic burger recipe with an all-beef patty, crispy bacon, caramelized bourbon onions, BBQ sauce, and cheddar cheese is perfect for summer grilling. This combination of ingredients is the ideal blend of sweet, tangy, and delicious. Impress your family and friends at your next backyard barbecue with this incredible bourbon barbeque bacon cheeseburger.

Bourbon Barbeque Bacon Cheeseburger

How to caramelize onions

Bourbon caramelized onions add unbelievable flavor to this burger. Onions are naturally sweet, and the simple process of caramelization brings out that natural sweetness and enhances your recipe.

To caramelize onions, you will add all the ingredients (see recipe below) to a skillet on medium-high and cook until most of the liquid evaporates and the onions are fully cooked with a slightly brown color. After caramelizing the onions, set aside and prep your burger.

Bourbon Barbeque Bacon Cheeseburger

How to cook Omaha Steaks burgers 

Burgers are an excellent weeknight meal with minimal preparation necessary. Our Omaha Steaks all-beef patties can be cooked on the grill, broiled or pan fried from frozen. You will have a juicy burger with any cooking method you choose.

To grill your burgers, place them directly on a pre-heated 450°F grill or use a cast iron skillet on the grill for a crispy sear and natural smoke flavor. Follow the included cooking chart on every Omaha Steaks box for grilling times. Your burger is ready when the internal temperature of the meat reaches 160°F measured with a meat thermometer. To avoid a dry burger, be careful of overcooking. Check out our 4 tips for grilling the perfect burger to guarantee a delicious burger every time.

Bourbon Barbeque Bacon Cheeseburger
We recommend onion Kaiser rolls as a perfect complement to this cheeseburger. Don’t forget to toast the rolls on the grill or broiler to add crunch and grilled flavor to your bread. Pair with steakhouse fries and a decadent dessert for an unforgettable meal.


Bourbon Barbeque Bacon Cheeseburger

Bourbon Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Ingredients: 

Bourbon Barbeque Bacon Cheeseburger

The ultimate bacon cheeseburger
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheeseburger
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Omaha Steaks


Bourbon Caramelized Onions:

  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 T. butter
  • 1 yellow onion halved and sliced thin
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 shot of Bourbon


  • Preheat a medium skillet to medium high. Add butter, olive oil, onions, brown sugar, and salt. Cook, stirring frequently until onions begin to brown and caramelize. Add Bourbon and continue to cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Season burgers with Omaha Steaks Seasoning or your favorite blend.
  • Grill, broil or pan-fry burgers until the internal temperature reaches 160°F.
  • Place cheddar cheese on top of burgers to melt.
  • Slice buns in half and toast on grill or broiler.
  • Place bacon and barbeque sauce on top of cheese.
  • Place Bourbon Caramelized Onions on the bottom of the bun then top with the burger. Place remaining half of the bun on top of the burger.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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