BBQ Bacon Double Cheeseburgers on Homemade Pretzel Buns

Servings 4
Author Erica Schwarz


  • 1 batch Pretzel Bread prepared to make 4 buns
  • 1 red onion sliced (don't separate the rings until after grilling)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 t kosher salt
  • 1/4 t fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 t McCormick Grill Mates Roasted Garlic and Herb seasoning
  • 1 t McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak seasoning
  • couple sprinkles Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T half and half *see Note
  • 8 slices bacon cooked
  • 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices tomato
  • purchased BBQ sauce I use Jack Daniels brand


  1. Heat grill to high heat.
  2. Put the beef, salt, pepper, Garlic and Herb seasoning, Montreal Steak seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and half and half into a large bowl. Quickly stir using your fingers until just combined. Form 4 large, flat patties.
  3. Spray the burgers and the onion slices on both sides with cooking spray. Grill the burgers to desired doneness (I do 3 minutes per side for medium-rare on my grill). Grill the onions as well.
  4. To assemble the burgers, place the bottom half of a pretzel bun on the plate. Layer a slice of cheese, a burger, 2 slices bacon, a second piece of cheese, a tomato slice, then some bbq sauce. Finish with the top half of the bun. You can give it a quick zap in the microwave if you want the cheese melty. Serves 4.

Recipe Notes

I added the half and half to compensate for the fact that I was using 93% lean ground beef (that's what I found in my freezer). If I were using ground chuck or beef with more fat, I would omit the half and half.