Trailblazer Burger Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef, (85/15)
  • 1 pound Center Cut Bacon, divided
  • Salt and Pepper, or Stubb’s Beef Spice Bar-B-Q Rub, to taste
  • 1 medium Onion, very thinly sliced
  • 8 slices Cheese, Mild - white cheddar, gouda, or baby swiss
  • 4 Eggs, optional
  • 4 Sesame Seed Buns
  • Stubb's Original Bar-B-Q Sauce
  • Lettuce, tomato, and burger fixin’s to taste


  1. Place the lean ground beef in a large bowl. Take half the bacon and cut it against the grain into very thin strips. Work the cut bacon into the ground beef until it’s well incorporated. Season to taste and form the meat into 4 patties.
  2. Heat your grill to 450°F according to the grill recommendations. Place the patties on the hot grill and close the lid. Cook 3-5 minutes per side, depending on how well you like your burgers.
  3. Add the cheese, close the lid until it’s melted, and then let the burgers rest.
  4. To cook the onions and bacon you can use a cast iron skillet on the grill. Heat the skillet over direct heat and then move the skillet off to the side a little. Add the remaining bacon to the hot skillet. Cook over mostly indirect heat, turning occasionally, until the bacon is crisp. Remove the bacon to a paper towel and drain all but about a tablespoon of the bacon grease. (if you are cooking eggs for your burgers reserve another tablespoon)
  5. Add the onions to the skillet and cook over mostly indirect heat until they are soft and caramelized.
  6. If you are adding a fried egg to your burger, add the reserved bacon grease to the hot skillet. Crack an egg onto the grease, cook over mostly indirect heat for about a minute, turn it, and cook for another minute or less.
  7. Assemble your burgers and top them with a liberal amount of Stubb’s Original Bar-B-Q Sauce.


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Author: Heather Tullos
Recipe Yields: 4 Burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Burger
Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 764
Calories 1195

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 96g
  Saturated Fat 36g
Sodium 1967mg
Total Carbohydrate 28g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 8g
Protein 54g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Heather Tullos

About Heather

Heather, the author behind the blog Sugar Dish Me, really really really loves waffles. She's our newest Breakfast fanatic, and we're so glad!