Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger With Sautéed Onions

If you’ve been with me for a while or looked through this blog, you know how much we love burgers. I’m always a sucker for a good bacon cheese burger. Then there are days when I crave a really tasty, bring me back to my childhood, grilled cheese. Well this little…or I should say big beauty…combines the two into one mouth watering grilled cheese bacon burger.

It has a tasty beef burger with melted cheese between the beefy patty (yep, double the cheese, you’re welcome cheese lovers) and topped with bacon and sautéed onions all between grilled, buttery bread.

So if you’ve had a long day, your feeling hangry and you want to indulge that carnivore that’s crying out in you, this is your burger. So fry up some crispy bacon, grab some cheese, dice those onions and smile through those onion tears because you know you’re on your way to one scrumptious burger.

Here’s What You Need:

*sliced Italian bread or any other sturdy thick sliced bread

*sliced cheese; I used Colby Jack 2 slices per burger

*2 slices of cooked bacon per burger

*butter for the bread

For The Onions:

*1 onion, chopped

*2 TBS. butter

*salt to taste

*1/2 tsp. dried Thyme or more to taste

For The Hamburger Patties:

*1 TBS. canola oil for frying

*1 1/2 lbs. ground beef

*salt and pepper to taste

*1 TBS. Worcestershire sauce

Cook bacon and set aside.

For The Onions:

Add butter to a small sauce pan and heat on medium high heat. When the butter has melted, add in the rest of the ingredients; stir to combine. Turn the heat down to medium and cook while stirring occasionally for 20 minutes or until the onions are soft and start to caramelize.

For The Beef Patties:

Combine all of the ingredients for the patties. Form into 4 patties, or more if you prefer a less thicker burger. Make a slight indention in the center of each patty.

Heat the oil in a large cast iron or heavy skillet on high heat. Add the patties and flatten slightly with a heavy duty spatula.

Turn the heat down to medium high and cook 3 minutes and turn them over. Cook another 2 more minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

If you prefer to use the same skillet to toast the bread for the burgers, wipe out the skillet. I like using a griddle so I can fit more at one time.

Heat the skillet or griddle to medium heat and add about 1 TBS. or more of butter.

After the butter has melted place what will be the bottom slice of bread onto the butter and add a slice of the cheese.

Next, place a patty on top of the cheese, then top with another slice of cheese, 2 slices of bacon and some of the sautéed onions.

When the bread turns golden brown remove the burger from the griddle and add more of the butter. After the butter is melted place the top slice of bread over the onions and place upside down in to the butter.

When the bottom of the bread turns golden brown and the cheese is melted, carefully remove from the pan and flip right side up onto a plate.

Serve and Enjoy!

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Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

Sloppy Joes were a childhood favorite that my mom used to make on weeknights. But what happens when you combine sloppy joes and grilled cheese? The ultimate comfort food. This sandwich takes the saucy sloppy joe and tops it with gooey, melted cheese all nestled between two pieces of crispy buttery bread.

These are a great way to add a new spin to the traditional kind. You can use your favorite recipe as I did from one that I posted a while back for my Sloppy Joes. You can even use a pre made sauce that comes in a can if you’d like. Either way, these will make a great lunch or dinner for the whole family.

Here’s what you need:

*pre made sloppy joes; make sure it is warm and not too hot or it seems to melt the cheese too quickly.

*2 slices of bread per sandwich; I used sandwich bread but Texas style bread works well also

*sliced cheddar cheese

*2 TBS butter divided

Spread the sloppy Joe mixture onto one side of the sliced bread.

Place a slice of the cheese on top of the sloppy joe mixture.

Top with the remaining slice of bread. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches.

Heat a non stick skillet or griddle to medium heat and add 1 TBS of the butter.

When the butter melts, place the sandwiches on the griddle, gently moving it around a little to make sure all of that side of the bread is coated in the butter.

Remove the sandwiches and add the rest of the butter. I know this seems like a lot of work and I’m sure that you are thinking, why not just butter the bread? I have done this both ways and putting the sandwiches in the melted butter seemed to make a more crispy, flavorful coating.

Cook for about 3 minutes or until the bread begins to turn golden. Gently turn the sandwiches over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and that side is golden brown.

Serve and Enjoy!

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Ultimate Grilled Cheese

I’ve made lots of grilled cheese sandwiches in my time, but this last one that I made for dinner a few nights ago was hands down the best one I have ever made. I almost didn’t get the picture of this mouthwatering sandwich because I was so tempted to snatch it right up and devour it.

I usually make my grilled cheese with a few slices of American cheese and maybe some slices of cheddar or Colby Jack thrown in as well. Nothing wrong with that and it is tasty, but this time I wanted to amp it up a bit. I used some good quality (but not overly expensive) white cheddar, Colby Jack and some shredded parmesan. I also decided to butter the bread a different way. Instead of spreading the butter onto the bread itself, I plunked down some little knobs of butter on the griddle, waited for it to melt, then added the bread right into the melted puddles of butter. The result was this glorious, toasty bread that had this wonderful blend of cheeses that melted and mingled together to form a gooey, cheesy center of deliciousness.

This ultimate grilled cheese is defiantly a game changer from your ordinary grilled cheese. It’s even better paired with your favorite soup, a salad or just devour it by itself. You might want to make sure that you buy plenty of cheese because you will be wanting more.

Here’s what you need.

*Sliced bread; I used Italian that was not thickly sliced. I feel that bread that is too thick kind of takes away from the cheese.


*Sliced white cheddar

*Sliced Colby Jack

*Shredded Parmesan

Heat a non stick griddle on medium heat. Place butter onto the griddle where each sandwich will go.

When the butter melts, place a slice of the bread onto the butter. Make sure to rub it in the butter so the bread is completely coated.

Place both pieces of sliced cheese onto the bread, then top with the shredded parmesan.

Place another slice of bread over the cheese.

Cook until the bottom of the bread turns golden and the cheese starts to melt.

If the bread begins to turn dark, but the cheese is not melting, turn down the heat.

Lift the sandwich with a spatula and add more dots of butter and melt. Turn the sandwich over and continue to cook on the other side making sure the bread is coated in the melted butter.

When the underside of the bread is golden and the cheese is melted, take off of the griddle and serve.


Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese with Bacon

Dust off your waffle maker and get ready to make some grilled cheese with bacon. Ya’ll, I can’t tell you enough how amazing this sandwich is. I’ve had plenty of grilled cheeses in my life, but this was one of the best. It is crunchy, cheesy and the bacon really tops it off. Some of the cheese ran out of the bread while toasting, then nestled it’s self underneath and stuck to the bread, which added a wonderful nutty flavor. I did not notice this until I took my first bite. It was then I thought I should have taken a picture of that side, since that was indeed, the most scrumptious side.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t stop eating one half until I stopped myself to take a picture to show you guys how good it truly is.

Here’s what you need to make your own:

*sliced bread; I used regular sandwich bread because that’s all I had on hand, but you can use any kind you like.

*spreadable butter

*sliced cheese, 2 slices per sandwich; I used Colby Jack

*bacon, 2 slices per sandwich

Heat up the waffle maker. As the waffle maker is heating, spread butter on each slice of bread.

Spray waffle iron with cooking spray.l Place bread onto the the waffle iron, butter side down. Lay one slice of cheese on to the bread.

Add the bacon on top of the cheese.

Cut the bacon in half of it does not fit the size of the bread.

Place another slice of cheese on top of the bacon.

Close the waffle iron and cook about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.

Remove and serve.