Bacon Cheeseburger

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for teens with cystic fibrosis (CF). Teens with CF often need to consume additional calories to help them meet their nutritional needs.

This is a quick and easy high-calorie meal for your next barbecue.

Prep time: 25 minutes


3 oz. ground beef

2 oz. ground sausage

1 tbsp. onion, chopped

2 slices (2 oz.) cheddar cheese

2 slices bacon

1 hamburger bun


  1. Prepare grill.
  2. Combine first three ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Form one patty about 1 inch thick.
  4. Grill patty about 5 inches from coals, about 6 minutes per side, until cooked throughout.  
  5. Top cooked patty with cheddar cheese about 30 seconds before removing from the grill.
  6. Put bacon on top of the burger.
  7. Place the bacon cheeseburger into a hamburger bun.  

Serves: 1

Serving size: 1 burger patty

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

902 calories

66 g fat

52 g protein

1703 mg sodium

485 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on the ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:

Serve with Coleslaw and Baked Beans. Be sure to add your favorite condiments, such as mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, or barbecue sauce to provide additional taste and calories.

Reviewed by: Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N
Date reviewed: March 2009

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