My Ultimate Cheeseburger

My quest to build the ultimate cheeseburger stems from two things. One, trying to find the perfect burger to serve from my new food truck, Burgerlesque. Two, after getting laid off from my job at a major software company in Redmond, I started entering recipe contests and this recipe was developed for one of those contests.

Ultimate Cheeseburger

The Bacon Burger

Food Truck Dreams

As for my food truck, I have dreams of calling this burger something fun to go along with my food trucks theme of burlesque. The trucks name is Burgerlesque. However, I do not want any search engines to see some sultry name on this website and mistake it for who knows what. That being said, I would love your comments (please keep it family friendly) about what I could call this burger if I decide to sell it from my food truck. My number one name for this burger so far is The Bacon Von Tease Burger. We will see if that sticks.

Grilled Bacon Burger with Cheese


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How To Make The Ultimate Cheeseburger

This recipe was partially taken from a previously published recipe on this website. The beef patty is taken from my recipe for Cheeseburger Pockets. The burger in these pockets is so flavorful and juicy that it kept coming to me as something I should serve on my truck. This pattie is so flavorful that it can stand out on its own without any bun at all. However, no burger is complete without a well toasted bun. For that reason, I have to include the bun on my recipe.

Delicious Bacon Burger

Building a Better Burger

For this burger to achieve the perfect taste, it must be built as the recipe calls for. This means that it should be built from the bottom bun up. So I ask that you construct it according to the recipe. I say this because a great burger always has most of the lettuce, tomato, and other goodies on the one bun or the other, for this bun, I chose the bottom bun. Don’t mix and match toppings between top and bottom, it never seems to turn out right. The bacon should sit on top of the meat so that the meats go together. This is a professional quality burger you will turn to again and again for your next cook out.

Enjoy and happy camping!

Bacon Burger



Ultimate Cheeseburger

A deliciously built burger with crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mustard, and cheese. Top it all off with mayonnaise and 1000 Island dressing and you have a burger that is to die for.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 1560 kcal
Author Barbara Tidwell


  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 3 lb lean ground beef or buffalo
  • 4 tbsp dill pickle relish
  • 4 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 dashes salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 slices sharp white cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese)
  • 12 slices cooked thick cut bacon
  • 1 whole tomato, sliced
  • 1 head or bag of iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 tbsp 1000 island dressing per burger for the bun
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise per burger for the bun
  • 4 slices hamburger dill pickle slices per burger


  1. Peel and mince the onion. Combine the ground beef, relish, onion, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, ketchup, garlic, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

  2. Stir well and form into patties.

  3. Cook the bacon until crispy and set aside.

  4. Cook the patties with olive oil in a skillet over medium heat for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Place two pieces of cheddar cheese on the patty in the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Remove from the grill and let rest a few minutes.

  5. While the meat is resting toast the bun.

  6. Build the burger in this following order. Place 1 tbsp. 1000 island dressing on the bottom bun. Next place the tomato slices and lettuce. Then put the pickles on the lettuce.

  7. Once the bottom bun is completed, place the meat patty on the pickles and the bacon on top of the meat patty.

  8. Spread about a tbsp. of mayonnaise on the top bun and place on the burger. Serve immediately.