Bacon Burger with Butter Hamburger Buns

Carmelized Bacon Burgers

Slightly sweet bacon adds a sweet/salty flavor that is becoming a favorite with chefs and home cooks.

Total Time45


  • 4 Nature’s Own Hamburger Buns

  • 8 strips bacon

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1 lb lean ground beef

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

  • 4 slices Muenster cheese


  • Heat oven to 325°F. Line 15x10x1-inch baking sheet with foil.

  • Place bacon on long cooling rack; place rack over pan.

  • Bake 15 minutes; turn slices over.

  • Sprinkle bacon with half of the sugar; turn and sprinkle other side with remaining brown sugar.

  • Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until glazed; remove from oven. (Bacon will crisp as it cools.)

  • Meanwhile, form ground beef into 4 patties about 1/2 inch thick; season with salt and pepper

  • Grill patties over medium heat, or pan fry in skillet 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink in center and internal temperature reaches 160°F.

  • Place burgers in buns; top with cheese and bacon. (Break bacon to fit.)