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Last Updated on September 28, 2022

Few things in life are as satisfying as a delicious and hearty burger. This cowboy burger is made with ground beef, bacon, jalapeños, onion, BBQ sauce and cheddar cheese, and it’s perfect for a summer cookout or a casual dinner party. Serve it with some crispy fries and a cold beer, and you’ll be in cowboy heaven!

Grilled cowboy burger with side dishes in the background

The best burger recipes for your next cookout

There are endless possibilities for burger recipes, but these five recipes are perfect for your next cookout. Whether you’re looking for a classic burger with all the fixings, or something a little more adventurous, these recipes have you covered.

1. The Classic Burger: This burger is simple but delicious, and it’s a favorite for a reason. It’s made with ground beef, salt, pepper, and onion, and it’s perfect with cheese, bacon, lettuce, and tomato.

2. The BBQ Bacon Burger: This burger is made with ground beef, BBQ sauce, bacon, and onion. It’s perfect for anyone who loves a good BBQ flavor.

3. The Blue Cheese Bacon Burger: This burger is made with ground beef, blue cheese, bacon, and onion. It’s the perfect choice for anyone who loves a bit of tangy flavor.

4. The Jalapeno Burger: This burger is made with ground beef, jalapeno peppers, cheese, and onion. It’s perfect for anyone who loves a bit of heat in their food.

5. The Mushroom Swiss Burger: This burger is made with ground beef, mushrooms, Swiss cheese, and onion. It’s the perfect choice for anyone who loves a savory flavor.t

How to make the perfect cowboy burger

If you’re looking for a delicious and hearty burger, look no further than the cowboy burger. This burger is made with ground beef, bacon, onion, BBQ sauce and cheddar cheese, and it’s perfect for a summer cookout or a casual dinner party.

Here are a few tips on how to make a great burger.

1. Start with fresh ground beef. You can either grind your own beef at home or buy it fresh from the butcher.

2. Mix in some diced bacon. Bacon is a key ingredient in the cowboy burger, so be sure to add plenty of bacon to the mix.

3. Add some BBQ sauce. The BBQ sauce will add a delicious smoky flavor to your burger.

4. Use fresh onion. Onion is another key ingredient in the cowboy burger, so be sure to use fresh onions rather than dried onions.

5. Add some cheddar cheese or Monterey jack cheese. Cheddar cheese is a must-have in any cowboy burger recipe.

6 Top with some of your favorite toppings like lettuce, tomato, onion slices, crispy bacon, and melty cheese on your favorite hamburger buns.

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced (skip if you don’t want this spicy)
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Crispy fried onions

Instructions

Place the bacon in your food processor and process until you have a rough crumble. Scoop this into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients.

With your hands, mix the ingredients until well combined and form into 4 large patties, roughly 4” x ½” thick.

Set aside. Place a skillet over medium-high heat and add the burgers.

Grill until browned on one side, roughly 5 minutes, and flip and repeat.

Serve on lettuce leaves with condiments of choice (barbecue sauce, Crispy fried onions, lettuce, tomato slices)

BBQ tips and tricks for the ultimate cookout

Summertime is the perfect time for cookouts with friends and family. If you’re looking to take your cookout to the next level, check out these BBQ tips and tricks:

1. Use a charcoal grill. A charcoal grill will give your food that delicious smoky flavor that is essential for good BBQ.

2. Use the right kind of wood. Different types of wood will give your food different flavors, so be sure to use the right kind of wood for your grill.

3. Marinate your food. Marinating your food in a BBQ sauce or marinade is a great way to add flavor and moisture to your food.

4. Use a smoker box. If you have a gas grill, you can add flavor to your food by using a smoker box.

5. Be patient. Good BBQ takes time, so be patient and let your food slow-cook on the grill for the best results.

5 easy sides that will pair perfectly with your cowboy burger

1. Potato salad: This classic side dish is perfect for any cookout.

2. Coleslaw: Coleslaw is another classic side dish that goes great with burgers.

3. Grilled vegetables: Grilled vegetables are a healthy and delicious side dish for any BBQ.

4. Fruit salad: A fruit salad is a perfect light and refreshing side dish for a burger.

5. Chips and dip: Chips and dip is always a crowd favorite, and it’s the perfect snack to go with your cowboy burger.

6. Onion rings: These are a crowd favorite and are delicious when paired when

Few things in life are as satisfying as a delicious and hearty burger. This cowboy burger is made with ground beef, bacon, jalapeños, onion, BBQ sauce and cheddar cheese, and it's perfect for a summer cookout or a casual dinner party. Serve it with some crispy fries and a cold beer, and you'll be in cowboy heaven!

FAQ

What is a cowboy burger made of?

The cowboy burger is an 80/20 ground chuck steak and is then topped with cheddar, bacon, BBQ sauce, and onions.

What was on the Cowboy burger at Applebee’s?

A grilled 100% ground beef patty served with white cheddar cheese and crispy onions. The bacon is served with Memphis BBQ sauce on top. Serve on a gourmet bun with lettuce, tomatoes, onions & pickles.

What is a Texas burger made of?

A favorite dish in Texas is the Texas burger which contains perfectly seasoned Angus beef and creamy guacamole.

What makes a smash burger?

Smash Burgers essentially combines frying minced beef with a little meat so that you do not end up with a beef-puck slammed onto a warm, flat surface. Lastly, smash it flat if you dare with a spatula and it is important.

How to store leftovers

Ideally the patties should only be stored in a container. Keep all leftovers firmly wrapped in plastic bags until 3 days before serving in the refrigerator. Keep warm if necessary.

Tell me the best grill for making homemade burgers?

You may use either an indoor grill pan (as in this photo) or an external grill to make homemade burgers. It takes me from summer to summer.

This burger is zero carb and guaranteed to brings the cowboy home every night.

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Yield: 4

Cowboy Burger

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This cowboy burger is made with ground beef, bacon, onion, BBQ sauce, and cheddar cheese, and it's perfect for a summer cookout or a casual dinner party.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced

Instructions

  1. Place the bacon in your food processor and process until you have a rough crumble. Scoop this into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. With your hands mix the ingredients together until well combined and form into 4 large patties, roughly 4” x ½” thick. Set aside. Place a skillet over medium high heat and add the burgers.
  3. Cook for until browned on one side, roughly 5 minutes and flip and repeat. Serve on lettuce leaves with condiments of choice.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 421Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 918mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 38g

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17 Comments

  1. So cute, love your daydream. My husband got to be a “cowboy” for a summer and I thought it was pretty awesome πŸ˜‰ These burgers sound so delicious, I love everything that you stuffed into them.

  2. Hey, don’t knock the 100 acres in Texas. πŸ˜‰ As a native Texan who grew up on a ranch, I can say with authority that these sound delicious!