Chipotle Bacon Cheese Burgers


1 pound bacon
2 tablespoons coarse black pepper
2 tablespoons dry roasted garlic
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Your favorite burger cheese


Cook the bacon until it is just done, still limp and juicy. Then cut it up into bite size pieces. I used kitchen shears for this first. It is easier than using a knife. Put everything in a large bowl and mix well. Don’t worry if the meat is on the dry side, the bacon will take care of that. Put it covered into the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight to let everything get happy. We make 5 patties out of 2 lbs of meat. Yes, they are VERY BIG…
Preparing Grill: High Direct Heat
Preheat your grill to High heat (400-450). Add your wet hickory chips to the fire and oil the grill. A cooking spray is easiest for this.
Note: you can add your hickory directly to the grill or you can use foil smoke packets.(Two handfuls wet chips and one dry, fold foil into a packet, poke holes in it with a fork and you’re good to go.)
Note: I use a spray bottle when cooking on the grill filled with a Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke mix that keeps things moist and adds tons of flavors. (Mix is 3 parts Worcestershire with 1 part liquid smoke)
Place them on the grill and because they are so big they are going to cook a little longer.
About 10 to 15 minutes before you’re done brush them with a little Raspberry Chipotle BBQ sauce. (The recipe for the sauce is on our web site @
Then add the cheese, dab a little sauce on it and pull them when the cheese is melted.




Sarah's picture

There is an awesome Smoked Chipotle Bacon made from Mountain Products Smokehouse. You can buy it online! I saw a blurb about it in RR magazine!


This week I wanted to put a different twist on the bacon burger.
I can never keep the bacon in place on one of these things so I thought I would put it in the burger.
And what can be better than bacon with chipotle and cheese … (We just used the beef to hold it together.)

The bacon flavor just jumped out at you followed with the smoky flavor of the chipotle; add beef and cheese and you’ve got a nice juicy burger. This one is a real winner.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to your taste. Take it and run with it….


Ken & Patti


4 servings


Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 10:22pm

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