Candied Bacon Maple Cheddar Burger

Candied Bacon Maple Burger.. one of the best burgers I've ever had!!
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This Candied Bacon Cheddar Maple Burger is out of control delicious!!

Yep, it’s a long title…I know. Candied Bacon Cheddar Maple Burger…

Actually it’s a Candied Bacon Burger with Sharp Cheddar, Caramelized Onions and  Maple BBQ sauce. So in all honesty I saved you a few words.

Dare I call this a “trashed up” burger?

There are a lot of players in this guy, but trust me, they’re a solid team working together for burger domination.

And I say trashed up in the most loving way possible…Kind of like those super rich celebrities who always try to look dirty.

The Johnny Depp Burger?

The Kesha Burger?

The JAMES FRANCO BURGER?

Anyway, you get the idea…we’ve got all the makings of a high class sammy here…caramelized onions, Maple BBQ sauce, candied bacon, toasted bun…

But we ain’t foolin’ anyone with all the drippy sauce, melted cheese and well…candied bacon.

Trashy and wonderful.

Candied Bacon Cheddar Maple Burger...so easy and everything can be done ahead of time!

All this said I am posting this recipe today in celebration of my internet friend, Jessica from How Sweet It Is!!  She ’bout to burth a baby y’all.

And since Jessica happens to be a fan of trashed up burgers I decided that was what she and her belly nugget needed.

The whole process is super simple…AND can all totally be done ahead of time, so when you’re ready to grill your burgers they can be assembled super easily.

To make your candied bacon just spread some light brown sugar and black pepper all over some thick cut Applewood bacon…

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Bake it for about 20-25 minutes and it will look like this. So wonderful.

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Then make some easy BBQ sauce using real maple syrup.

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Trust me, homemade BBQ sauce is simple simple simple.

THEN caramelize some onions..which basically means cook some onions low and slow with a pinch of sugar and pat of butter. Oh and I might have added a splash of that maple syrup too…just cuz.

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When you’re ready to grill your burgers, just go for it, cooking them to your desired liking. Then assemble the burgers on a toasted bun, which is totally optional but not really optional at all.

Candied Bacon Cheddar Maple Burger.. such a delicious hamburger!!

Please make these, you’ll just love them!!

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Candied Bacon Maple Cheddar Burger
 
Serves: 8 burgers
Ingredients
Candied Bacon
  • 1 lb thick cut applewood smoked bacon
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
Caramelized onions
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced thinly
Maple BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup real maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1½ tsp hot sauce ( I used Chipotle Tabasco)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
Burger
  • 2 lbs ground beef ( I like to use 80/20 in burgers)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 buns, toasted if desired
Instructions
  1. Prepare the candied bacon first.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a large baking sheet (with sides) with foil. Place a baking rack on top of the foil (I actually used a cooling rack).
  3. Whisk together light brown sugar and pepper in a small bowl
  4. Line bacon on rack. Spread sugar mixture evenly over bacon.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning pan once throughout baking.
  6. When done, remove pan from oven and allow bacon to cool on rack.
Caramelized Onions
  1. Heat butter in medium skillet over medium low heat. Add onions, salt and sugar and cook for 20-25 minutes until onions are golden brown and soft.
Maple BBQ sauce
  1. Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and allow sauce to cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring frequently. Allow to cool.
Burgers
  1. Mix meat and salt and pepper in a bowl. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions and form into patties.
  2. Grill burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side.
  3. Immediately top with a slice of cheese and allow to melt. Remove burger from grill and assemble, but topping with BBQ sauce, caramelized onions and candied bacon.

Now for the fun part!!

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A bunch of other amazing bloggers have made Jessica baby shower goodies too! Hop over and check out all the trashy deliciousness!! There are SO many crazy amazing recipes here, have fun looking through them all!!

trashed up salads

  1. Gimme Some Oven – Asian Broccoli Salad with Peanut Sauce
  2. The Lemon Bowl – Brussels Slaw with Tahini Dressing and Za’atar Crostini
  3. With Style & Grace – Kale Salad with Apple, Hazelnuts & Bacon

trashed up cocktails

  1. Dine & Dish – Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail
  2. Food For My Family – Cranberry Orange Dark and Stormy Cocktail
  3. Minimalist Baker – Bourbon Pumpkin Milkshakes
  4. Stylish, Stealthy & (sometimes) Healthy – Apple Cider Shandy
  5. A Spicy Perspective – Preggy Punch Mocktail
  6. Girl vs. Dough – Boozy Maple Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake
  7. Honestly Yum – Maple Bacon Pisco Sour
  8. Cookin Canuck – Pink Grapefruit Margaritas
  9. A Thought For Food – Mezcal Citrico Cocktail
  10. A House in the Hills – Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer
  11. The Novice Chef – Ginger Bourbon Apple Cider
  12. Bran Appetit – Citrus Cider Punch Floats

trashed up burgers

  1. Edible Perspective – Meatloaf Veggie Burgers with Mashed Potatoes + Gravy
  2. The Little Kitchen – Salmon BLT Sliders with an Avocado Aioli & Brie
  3. Daisy At Home – Balsamic Beef Burger with Mac and Cheese
  4. Cookies & Cups – Candied Bacon Maple Cheddar Burger
  5. Climbing Grier Mountain – Trashed-Up Steak Burger with Chicken Fried Bacon & Dijon Gravy
  6. Dessert For Two – Bleu Cheese Burgers + Sweet Potato Fries
  7. Country Clever – Fig Rosemary Roast Chicken Brie Brussels Sprout Panini
  8. Foodie Crush – The Best Cheeseburger Soup
  9. Lady and Pups – Spicy Sambal Chicken Meatball Sub with Eggs
  10. Two Peas & Their Pod – Sweet Potato and Kale Grilled Cheese
  11. Bake Your Day – Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

trashed up tacos

  1. Spoon Fork Bacon – Crunchy Ground Beef and Cheesy Tacos
  2. The Fauxmartha – Boozy Beef and Butternut Tacos
  3. With Food + Love – Harvest Hash Breakfast Tacos
  4. Mountain Mama Cooks – Crispy Kale and Brussels Sprout Tacos with Bacon
  5. Heather Christo – Bahn Mi Tacos with Spicy Sriracha Honey Sauce
  6. A Couple Cooks – Loaded Huevos Rancheros Tacos
  7. Fitnessista – San Diego Lobster Street Tacos

trashed up desserts

  1. Table for Two – Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate, and Brown Butter Shortbread Bars with Sprinkles
  2. My Name is Yeh – Mini Vanilla Loaf Cakes, All Trashed Up
  3. Picky Palate – Pumpkin Spice Butterscotch Sprinkle Cupcakes
  4. Sprinkle Bakes – Cake Batter Confetti Cupcakes
  5. Averie Cooks – Easy Homemade Funfetti Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
  6. Sweet Phi – Trashed Up Shortbread Cookie Bars
  7. Love & Olive Oil – Loaded Junk Food Brownies
  8. Lauren’s Latest – Bakery Sugar Cookies
  9. Cookie + Kate – Peanut Butter, Banana, Honey and Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
  10. Flourishing Foodie – Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting
  11. The Sugar Hit – Salted Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Cake
  12. Hummingbird High – Breakfast Cereal Cake Donuts
  13. Top With Cinnamon – Triple Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Crumb Cake
  14. Bake at 350 – Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sundaes
  15. Simple Bites – Lemon Layer Cake
  16. Bakerella – Baby Block Cake Pops
  17. She Wears Many Hats –  Chocolate Covered Grapefruit

trashed up pizza

  1. Bev Cooks – Beer Battered Fried Calamari Pizza
  2. Rachel Cooks – Apple and Chicken Sausage Pizza with Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Crust
  3. Foodie With Family – Trashed Up Barbecue Turkey Pizza
  4. Shutterbean – Pesto Potato Bacon Pizza
  5. i am a food blog – Grilled Cheese Pizza
  6. My Life as a Mrs – Chili Cheese Dog Pizza
  7. Simply Scratch – Steak + Blue Cheese Pizza with Crispy Fried Shallots and Honey Balsamic Drizzle
  8. The Beeroness – Beer Cheese Tater Tot Pizza
  9. Yes I Want Cake – Roasted Pumpkin Pizza
  10. Two Red Bowls – Bacon Mashed Potato Pizza
  11. Dula Notes – Pork Bahn Mi Pizza
  12. Weelicious – Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets
  13. Take a Megabite – Roasted Beet Pizza
  14. Hungry Girl Por Vida – Hard Cider Braised Pork with Sour Cherries and Cheesy Polenta

 

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Laura
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November 4, 2014 7:14 am

Oh my goodness. I feel like I should say this is man food but forget them. I want it all!

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Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
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November 4, 2014 7:54 am

Can I have this for breakfast?? Starving for this!

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November 4, 2014 8:31 am

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Jessica
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November 4, 2014 8:41 am

how does this burger even exist and why haven’t I eaten it ten million times?! OMG. i love it. thank you so much. XOXO

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Aimee @ ShugarySweets
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November 4, 2014 9:20 am

Woah, definitely wishing this was my breakfast!!

brandi
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November 4, 2014 9:23 am

woah. is it bad that all i’m thinking is “I could put an egg on this and call it breakfast”? because i could.

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Sheila
November 4, 2014 10:03 am

OK, I planned on doing housework today but now I HAVE to run to the grocery store and get some bacon!!! This looks so wonderful.

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Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture
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November 4, 2014 11:31 am

“Belly nugget!” This whole post is divine (Candied bacon?! Cheese? BBQ sauce? Hallelujah!) but the phrase “belly nugget” has officially made my day. I wish I had a pregnant friend right now so I could call her up and use “belly nugget” as many times as possible in our conversation.

Charlotte
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November 4, 2014 11:33 am

That is some very serious burger! Why, why do you keep doing this deliciousness to me?

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Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts
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November 4, 2014 12:44 pm

I live for bacon cheddar burgers. These look so incredible!!

bev @ bevcooks
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November 4, 2014 12:53 pm

UMMMM YES. Forever. Thank you so much for being a part of this!

Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy
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November 4, 2014 1:25 pm

I think I’m going to have this burger for dinner tonight 😉 That candied bacon?! Yummm!

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Karen@ Sugartown Sweets
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November 4, 2014 2:39 pm

I’m usually all about the sugar..but these bacon burgers are begging me to love them! They look simply amazing! God bless Jessica and the upcoming birth of her baby!

lisa
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lisa
November 4, 2014 2:45 pm

ok the burger is beautiful and I so want to save it. but alas there is no save button. can you fix? Congrats to Jessica and her belly nugget. i might have to steal that little saying. Thank you

Erin @ Simple, Sweet & Savory
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November 4, 2014 3:33 pm

WHOA! Can you call a burger beautiful? Cuz this totally is. If loving it is wrong, I don’t wanna be right. YUM!

Daisy At Home
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November 4, 2014 4:07 pm

YUM YUM YUM! This looks incredible!

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Emily @ Life on Food
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November 4, 2014 4:37 pm

Oh my that bacon! You are right on with this burger!

Ashley
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November 4, 2014 4:38 pm

Whoa. These photos! Stellar! We so appreciate you joining the virtual baby shower. Thank you!

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amanda @ fake ginger
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November 4, 2014 5:18 pm

This may be the best burger on the internet.

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Aimee @ Simple Bites
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November 4, 2014 8:58 pm

Wow, this just INSTANTLY replaced my pizza cravings with a need for a burger. Talk about food porn, you nailed the theme for this shower!

Mary @ The Kitchen Paper
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November 4, 2014 10:03 pm

Maybe this is my “I love in indonesia and can’t find a good burger to save my life” brain talking, but THIS LOOKS OUT OF CONTROL YUMMY! I seriously can’t think of anything I’d rather have right now. So. Damn. Good. Keep it coming!

Mary @ The Kitchen Paper
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November 4, 2014 10:04 pm

And by love I mean LIVE. Oopsies.

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