Juicy Cheesy Bacon Burger with Spicy Chipotle Aioli











Sizzle up your burger nights with this heavenly Juicy Cheesy Bacon Burger paired with a mouthwatering Spicy Chipotle Aioli that is sure to thrill your taste buds. Packed with flavors and textures, it's a feast in every bite.


Step 1: Cook the bacon

Begin your burger adventure by cooking the turkey bacon in a pan until it's crispy. Transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess grease. This step is crucial for adding that irresistible smoky flavor to your burger. Plus, who can resist the charm of perfectly crispy bacon?
Pro Tip: For extra crispiness, press the bacon down with a spatula while it cooks.

Step 2: Sauté the veggies

Using the same pan, toss in the sliced bell pepper and onion. Sauté them until they're tender, about 10 minutes. This step not only saves on washing up but also uses the bacon drippings, adding more depth to the veggies' flavor. The combination of sweet bell pepper and savory onion will add a layer of complexity to your burger.
Pro Tip: Keep the heat on medium to avoid burning the veggies.

Step 3: Form the patties

In a bowl, combine the ground beef with garlic powder and ground black pepper. Divide the meat into 8 equal portions and flatten them into thin patties. Place a cheese wedge on 4 of the patties, then top with the remaining patties. Carefully seal the edges to keep the cheese from leaking out. This step is your secret weapon to achieving that gooey, cheesy center that takes your burger from good to unforgettable.
Pro Tip: Wetting your hands can prevent the meat from sticking to them while forming the patties.

Step 4: Grill the patties

Heat your grill to a medium-high temperature and cook the patties for about 5 minutes on each side or until they're cooked to your liking. Grilling not only adds a smoky flavor but also achieves that desirable charred exterior while keeping the inside juicy. Nothing says summer more than a burger grilled to perfection.
Pro Tip: Don't press down on the patties while grilling to keep the juices locked in.

Step 5: Prepare the Chipotle Aioli

While your burgers are grilling, whisk together chopped chipotle chiles, Greek yogurt, and lime juice in a small bowl. This spicy chipotle aioli is the crowning glory of your burger, adding a creamy texture with a kick that beautifully complements the savory flavors of the meat and the crispiness of the bacon. It's simple yet makes all the difference.
Pro Tip: Adjust the amount of chipotle chiles based on your preferred spice level.

Step 6: Assemble the burger

To assemble, place a grilled patty on the bottom half of a bun. Layer it with crisp bacon, sautéed peppers and onions, and a generous dollop of spicy chipotle aioli. Cap it with the other half of the bun. The moment you've been waiting for: a perfect bite that's a harmonious blend of juicy, savory, spicy, and tangy flavors wrapped in a soft bun. Go ahead, take a moment to admire your creation before you dive in. It's not just a burger; it's an experience.
Pro Tip: To ensure your bun doesn't get soggy, toast it lightly before assembling.