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Bacon Cheddar Hamburgers with Special Sauce

  • Author: Cupcake from Brown Sugar
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x


Try these awesome Bacon Cheddar Hamburgers with a special sauce that is sure to knock your socks off and make you love your burger!


  • Ingredients
  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. liquid smoke
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked
  • 6 Sliced Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Buns
  • Desired Toppings: lettuce, onions, tomatoes, pickles
  • For Sauce
  • 3 tbsp. mayo (heaping tablespoons)
  • 1 ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tsp. Ketchup
  • 1 ½ tsp. pickle juice
  • 2 tsp. hot sauce (I used Chipotle Sauce)
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder


  1. In a med size to large bowl, add the ground beef and all of the spices including the liquid smoke. Use your hands to mix the ingredients. Form into a 1/3 pound (3 burgers) balls and flatten to hamburger patties that is about 1/2 inch-1 inch thick. Once the patties are formed, place on a prepared grill and cook on both sides for 5 minutes or until cooked to desired temperature. Remove from heat and immediately place two slices of cheese on top and cover with aluminum foil.
  2. To make the sauce, add all ingredients in a small bowl (mayo, Dijon mustard, ketchup, pickle juice, hot sauce, honey, smoked paprika, onion and garlic powder) mix and serve on burgers. Assemble burgers as desired and enjoy.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Dinner