Big-O Bacon Burgers

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 20 min 4
Big-O Bacon Burgers
Health Highlights
This umami-packed crowd-pleasing burger combines ground beef, bacon, and sautéed mushrooms! It's Whole30-friendly, too, if you use sugar-free bacon!


1 tbsp Ghee (or fat of choice; for mushrooms)
227 gm Cremini (Italian) mushroom (finely chopped)
114 gm Bacon (frozen and cross-cut into small pieces)
454 gm Beef, ground (organic)
1 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1 dash Black pepper (freshly ground)
1 tbsp Ghee (or fat of choice; for burgers)


  1. Heat ghee in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat, and sauté the mushrooms until the liquid they released has cooked off. Set aside the cooked mushrooms to cool to room temperature.
  2. Pulse the frozen bacon pieces in the food processor to the consistency of ground meat.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bacon, and mushrooms, and season with salt and pepper. Using your hands, gently combine the ingredients. Be careful not to overwork the meat!
  4. Divide the mixture into four portions (or more if you’re making sliders), and use your hands to flatten each into ¾-inch-thick patties.
  5. Melt the ghee in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat, and fry up the patties in the hot fat, turning once. They should take about 3 minutes per side, whereas sliders should only take about 2 minutes per side. Of course, you are free to cook them as well-done as you wish.
  6. Transfer the patties to a wire rack so that any excess fat can drain off. Pile them with your favorite burger toppings, wrap them in lettuce leaves or roasted Portobello mushrooms, and enjoy!


Quick Tip

  • For a healthier option - use nitrate-free turkey bacon

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 518
Calories from fat 412
Calories from saturated fat 175
Total Fat 46 g
Saturated Fat 19.4 g
Trans Fat 0.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 19.1 g
Cholesterol 115 mg
Sodium 1185 mg
Potassium 577 mg
Total Carbohydrate 2.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
Sugars 1.1 g
Protein 24.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 1.6
Vegetables 1.5

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