How To Make EASY Spicy Bacon Cheddar Burgers

Easy Spicy Bacon Cheddar Burgers Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

It’s finally SUMMER and that means a couple things. Lots of fireworks and lots of barbecues. Today we celebrate the start of grill season and make these absolutely delicious Spicy Bacon Cheddar Burgers!

This one we’re gonna start by prepping our burger mix. Take out a large bowl and first add into it 1 pound of either lean ground beef or turkey. Today I’m using ground turkey. If you want more you can easily just double or triple the recipe as well (use the scale below).

Follow that with 1 large whole egg, 1/3 cup of bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of bacon bits, 2 ounces of cheddar cheese, 3/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, a couple squirts of some optional chili sauce to add some heat to them, a little salt, and a little pepper!

Mix all of that together then shape your future bacon cheddar burgers making them however big or small you want them. Once you’ve shaped them all head over to either your frying pan or outside to your grill! Turn your burners on medium heat.

One your burners heat up, throw on some cooking spray and cook each side for around 5 minutes. Your internal temperature should be at least 160F/71C for ground beef and 165/73C for ground turkey. Use our favorite food thermometer to read this easily!

A couple minutes before they’re done grate or put some cheese on top of them. Pull them off the heat once it melts. Add on your toppings and devour it!

What are your 2 favorite toppings on a burger if you had to choose? Mine are cheese and a fried egg! Let me know yours in the comments below.

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How To Make EASY Spicy Bacon Cheddar Burgers

Grill season is here and today we start it off with some easy AND delicious Spicy Bacon Cheddar Burgers! These burgers are GREAT for meal prep!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon burger, healthy bacon burger, healthy cheeseburger
Servings: 5
Calories: 217kcal
Cost: $5


  • 1 Pound Lean Ground Beef or Turkey 16 Ounces
  • 1 Large Whole Egg
  • Cup Bread Crumbs 28g
  • ¼ Cup Bacon Bits or Broken Up Precooked Bacon
  • 2 Ounces Cheddar Cheese
  • ¾ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1-2 Squirts Chili Sauce *Optional
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper


  • Chop or grate your Cheddar Cheese and combine all of your ingredients together in a large bowl
  • Mix everything together
  • Shape your burgers however big you want them
  • Turn a stove top pan or your grill on medium heat
  • Coat whatever you’re using with some non-stick cooking spray
  • Cook your burgers on each side for around 5 minutes
  • Optionally top them with cheese a couple minutes before they’re done



Ground beef should be cooked to 160F/71C and ground turkey should be cooked to 165F/73C!
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 1088
  • Fat: 60g
  • Saturated Fat: 24g
  • Sodium: 1402mg
  • Carbs: 19g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Protein: 118g
Calories in each burger (if you make 5):
  • Calories: 217
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.8g
  • Sodium: 280.4mg
  • Carbs: 3.8g
  • Fiber: .2g
  • Sugar: .6g
  • Protein: 23.6g


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.8g | Protein: 23.6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4.8g | Sodium: 280.4mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.6g
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The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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