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Grilled Bacon Cheeseburger

Grilled Bacon Cheeseburger

By Traeger Kitchen

Make it a triple. All-beef patties are stuffed with three different cheeses and topped with double the bacon for a burger you'll melt for.

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

30 Minutes




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Units of Measurement:
8 Pieces sliced bacon
3/4 Pound ground beef
3/4 Pound ground bacon
To Taste kosher salt
To Taste Black pepper
4 (1/2-inch) cubes Swiss cheese
4 (1/2-inch) cubes cheddar cheese
4 (1/2-inch) cubes mozzarella cheese
4 buns of choice
lettuce, for serving
Tomatoes, sliced, for serving
onion, sliced, for serving
Pickles, for serving


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 350°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

  • 2

    Place the bacon strips directly on grill grates. Close the lid, and cook for 20-25 minutes or until rendered and crispy but not burnt.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C

    • 8 Pieces sliced bacon

  • 3

    Remove the bacon from the grill and set aside. Increase the Traeger temperature to 450˚F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal results, set to 450° if available.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 4

    In a large bowl, add the ground beef, ground bacon, salt, and pepper. Mix to combine. Form the mixture into 8 equal-sized balls. Form the balls into hamburger patties, about 1/4-inch-thick. Press the 3 different types of cheese cubes into the center of 4 patties. Top with the remaining 4 patties and pinch the sides to enclose the cheese.

    • 3/4 Pound ground beef

    • 3/4 Pound ground bacon

    • To Taste kosher salt

    • To Taste Black pepper

    • 4  (1/2-inch) cubes Swiss cheese

    • 4  (1/2-inch) cubes cheddar cheese

    • 4  (1/2-inch) cubes mozzarella cheese

  • 5

    Place the burgers directly on the grill grates. Close the lid, and cook, turning once, 4-5 minutes per side, or until desired doneness.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 6

    If desired, place the buns cut-side-down directly on the grill grates to toast for 1 minute.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

    • 4  buns of choice

  • 7

    Remove the burgers and buns from the grill. Place the burgers on the buns and top with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickle, and bacon strips. Top with your favorite condiments. Enjoy!

    •  lettuce, for serving

    •  Tomatoes, sliced, for serving

    •  onion, sliced, for serving

    •  Pickles, for serving

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