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gouda bacon cheeseburger

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
James McGraw
Kansas City, KS

I've decided to contribute to the collection of many wonderful recipes that I find on Just A Pinch, I'm always taking so time to give. This burger was inspired by two experiences, many years ago in Europe where I tasted something similar and the second was having a similar tasting burger from a well know national chain here in the United States. This is my first submission, therefore I really look forward to reading the reviews. Hopefully, more good than bad. Enjoy!!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Bacon, Gouda cheese, and a creamy sauce... what more could you want on a burger? We loved the smoky Gouda cheese with the applewood bacon. The sauce is absolutely delicious and perfect on the burger. It's like Thousand Island dressing with a nice kick. A nice treat if you normally just put ketchup on your burger. If you're not a huge raw onion fan, then leave it of the dressing mixture. It will be just as delish!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 2
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For gouda bacon cheeseburger

  • 2/3 lb
    beef (enough for 2 patties)
  • 4 slice
    applewood smoked bacon
  • 4 slice
    smoked Gouda cheese
  • 4 Tbsp
    Thousand Island dressing
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed bacon bits
  • 1/2 tsp
    diced white onion
  • 1/2 tsp
    dry mustard powder
  • dash
    ketchup (optional)
  • 2
    deluxe hamburger buns of choice
  • 1 slice
    thin cut, white onion

How To Make gouda bacon cheeseburger

  • Thousand Island dressing, bacon bits, mustard powder, diced onion, and ketchup in a bowl.
    In a small bowl combine the Thousand Island dressing, bacon bits, mustard powder, diced onion, and, if desired, a dash of ketchup.
  • Mixing sauce ingredients together.
    Mix ingredients until combined.
  • Draining fried bacon.
    Cook the applewood smoked bacon in a separate frying pan. Drain the bacon and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Slices broken in half.
    Let cool to finger touch and rip each strip into half pieces.
  • Grilling hamburger patties.
    Cook your patties to desired doneness.
  • Toasting the hamburger buns.
    Also, toast your hamburger buns.
  • Sauce placed on one side of the roll.
    Construct your hamburger by placing about a tablespoon of the Thousand Island mixture on the inside facing of the bottom half of the bun.
  • Topping with a slice of Gouda cheese.
    Top this with a slice of Gouda cheese.
  • Beef patty on top of the cheese.
    Then add the beef patty.
  • Another slice of Gouda added.
    Add another slice of Gouda cheese.
  • Onion added to the burger.
    Break your thin slice of white onion into individual rounds, splitting equally between the two buns.
  • Sauce added to the top of the bun.
    On the inside face of the top half of the bun, add an additional tablespoon of Thousand Island mixture.
  • Slices of bacon added.
    Add slices of bacon. Of course, this is your burger, so if you like additional items like pickles, tomatoes, or lettuce, please don't let these instructions stop you.
  • Built Gouda Bacon Cheeseburger.
    You're ready to serve! Favorite beverage in hand, onion rings or fries on the side, all up to you.