Classic Bacon Cheeseburger with Fries Recipe

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Cheeseburgers are classics, but so is the bacon cheeseburger; that extra fatty richness in a few slices of crispy bacon makes a big difference. Topping a juicy beef patty with a thick slab of bacon is always a good idea, and so is making French fries from scratch. Have you made your own fries before?

Let’s start from the beginning. This is a recipe for a classic bacon cheeseburger with homemade fries, and the highlight here is the fries. The burger is super customizable, so you can do your own thing — after all, we all like our burgers differently. The fries are another story. If they’re not cooked right, they’re soggy, and who wants that?

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What goes into a classic bacon cheeseburger with fries?

We’re using a nice quality all-beef patty for the burger, in my case, sirloin patties, regular pork bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato and the standard condiments. What you can’t miss is using a brioche bun — I’m not sure if that’s the most traditional approach, but it’s totally worth it. The buttery, fluffy bread is fantastic!

For the fries, you only need plain potatoes, water, salt and pepper. The key here is frying them twice. That’s the only way to achieve the perfect crispiness and the most tender core.

How to Make It

  • Prep Time15 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time35 min
  • Serving Size4
  • Energy769 cal

Ingredients

For the fries:

For the cheeseburgers:

Directions

1

To make the fries, cut them into canes, soak them in water for 20 minutes, drain them and pat them dry.

2

Heat a saucepan with 2 inches of cooking oil at 325°F. Deep- for five minutes. Set aside over a paper towel to drain.

3

Once cooled down, fry them again, this time at 350°F until golden and crispy. Drain and pat dry.

4

To make the burger, heat a grill or skillet and grill the bacon until crispy. Set aside.

5

In the same skillet, cook the patties all the way through, flipping once. After flipping, top each patty with a slice of American cheese and let it melt.

6

In a separate skillet, melt the butter and slightly toast the brioche buns.

7

Assemble the burgers with a beef patty in the middle topped with one slice of bacon, lettuce and tomato.

8

Condiment to taste and add any extra toppings.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size4
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories769
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat37.7 g78 g48.33%
  • Saturated Fat13.1 g20 g65.5%
  • Cholesterol110 mg300 mg36.67%
  • Sodium1316 mg2300 mg57.22%
  • Total Carbohydrate63.6 g275 g23.13%
  • Dietary Fiber5.2 g28 g18.57%
  • Total Sugars7 g
  • Protein40.4 g50 g80.8%
  • Calcium147 mg1300 mg11.31%
  • Iron4 mg18 mg22.22%
  • Potassium1129 mg4700 mg24.02%

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