How to: Make the Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger

Some argue that bacon is a trick: anything tastes that much more delicious when you put bacon on top of it.

But a bacon cheeseburger isn’t just a cheeseburger with bacon on it…at least, it shouldn’t be. The additional salt and smoke and texture call for changing the your whole burger strategy, finding a way to highlight the bacon rather than just waste inside all the standard toppings. Last summer, Serious Eats’ burger lab spent some serious time on the bacon cheeseburger, testing ways to arrange the bacon on the sandwich for maximum coverage (no Xs please), proper patty to bacon ratios, swapping out crispy fresh veg for sweet caramelized onions, and – cause why not – making a bacon sauce. 

The results?

Head over to the Burger Lab to get the full rundown: How to Make the Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger