Cheese-Stuffed Bacon Burgers Recipe

Prep Time
15 Minutes
Cook Time
45 Minutes

These mouthwatering ground beef and bacon burgers are cooked sous vide, then finished on the grill for the ultimate summer barbecue favorite.


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  • 4 oz. cheddar cheese block
  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 2 thick slices double-smoked bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp steak seasoning
  • 4 burger buns, split and toasted
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  • 4 thick slices tomato
  • 4 round red onion slices
  • 16 slices bread-and-butter pickles


  1. Cut cheddar cheese block into 4 large cubes; set aside. Mix together beef, bacon, and steak seasoning; divide into 4 portions. Roll each portion into ball; press cheese cube into each burger, wrapping the meat around it, to completely enclose the cheese. Shape each portion into 3/4-inch-thick patties.
  2. Individually seal burgers using the according to appliance guidelines. Fill cooking pot with water. Add sous vide machine; set to 160 degrees F for well-done burgers. Lower vacuumed bag into heated water, weighing down to submerge if necessary. Set timer to 40 minutes or up to 3 1/2 hours.
  3. Carefully remove bag from water; let stand for 5 minutes before opening and removing burgers.
  4. Preheat grill to high heat; grease grate well. Grill burgers for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until well-marked and heated through.
  5. Assemble burgers in buns with mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles.


  • Substitute provolone, Gouda, or Gruyère for cheddar cheese on the bacon burger
  • As a variation, top burgers with your favorite toppings


Nutrition Facts

Per 1 burger


Calories 680

Total Fat 38g

Saturated Fat 14g

Cholesterol 110mg

Sodium 1530mg

Carbohydrate 45g

Dietary Fiber 2g

Total Sugars 11g

Protein 41g

Vitamin D 0.8mcg

Calcium 340mg

Iron 4.8mg

Potassium 630mg


Nutrition Claims

✔Good source of calcium

✔Good source of iron


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