This healthy bacon cheeseburger is Ella’s favorite! We thought of this recipe when we were driving in the car one day and talking about what we should make for summer. This was Ella’s invention and I have to say it’s delicious!
Ella here! I love burgers and bacon, I mean really what’s not to love? I thought it would be a great idea to put the bacon inside the burger with some cheese and add more cheese on top. Ella’s tip: Add an extra piece of bacon on top of your burger for even more bacon deliciousness! Now, I had a great idea but it was up to my mom to make my creation healthy. This burger is 100% Ella-approved. It has all the flavors I wanted in a bacon cheeseburger but lightened up! We hope you enjoy this easy and delicious bacon cheeseburger as much as we do!
How To Cook Bacon In The Oven
To cook bacon in the oven, place two slices of bacon on a sheet pan with parchment paper. After that, cook it in the oven at 400 degrees F for 20-22 minutes.
We recommend cooking the bacon in the oven because it’s super easy, doesn’t make a mess, and is fast to clean up. After trying this method you will never want to cook bacon in a pan again! It’s great because you don’t have to spend time cooking the bacon and you can just stick it in the oven while you get the rest of your burger ready.
How To Make Healthy Bacon Cheeseburgers
Start by cooking the bacon in the oven. While it is cooking, add the salt, cracked pepper, granulated garlic, and shredded light cheese into a bowl with the lean ground beef. Then, crumble the cooked bacon into the bowl and combine all of the ingredients. Next, form 8 burger patties with the meat.
Cook the burgers on a grill pan or barbecue and grill them to your liking. Then, add the cheddar cheese slices to the top of your sliders. Top the burgers with your favorite condiments and bun of choice.
How To Freeze The Burgers For Meal Prep
These bacon cheeseburger sliders are perfect for meal prep! They are great to freeze and have on hand for later. I like taking parchment paper (it helps with freezer burn) and wrapping the burgers in the parchment paper before putting them into a stasher bag or ziplock bag. I like using stasher bags because they are reusable. Stasher bags are made from platinum silicone which doesn’t degrade over time. They can be used in the freezer, microwave, oven, or dishwasher.
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Helpful Tools & Ingredients For Bacon Cheeseburgers
- Pepper Grinder – I love this pepper grinder! It’s so easy to fill with the easy sliding loading ring. This means I don’t have to take the entire grinder apart to add the peppercorns.
- Whole Black Peppercorns
- Pink Himalayan Salt
- Granulated Garlic
- Glass Bowls
- All-Clad Grill Pan
- Stasher Bags
- Precut Parchment Paper
- Gingham Cloth Napkin In Photo
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8 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories161
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
- Cholesterol 63mg 21%
- Sodium 194mg 9%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Protein 20.8g 42%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.