Bacon Meatloaf Burgers

During the summer months, I cook outdoors as much as possible. Burgers are always a huge hit with my family, so I try to make different burgers just for variety! This recipe for bacon meatloaf burgers is a huge hit. Although you can make this recipe as-is, using ground beef and pork bacon, you can also make a lighter version using ground venison or turkey and turkey bacon. Enjoy!

Number of servings per recipe: 4


  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup plain bread crumbs
  • ⅔ cup chopped cooked bacon
  • 1-pound ground beef (venison, turkey, or chicken can also be substituted)


  • 1.Combine egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl. Add breadcrumbs and chopped cooked bacon. Crumble in the ground beef, then mix until bacon and breadcrumbs are distributed evenly.
  • 2.Form mixture into 4 burgers. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled thoroughly (about 3 hours).
  • 3.Lightly oil outdoor grill grate, and either preheat the grill (medium-high heat if using a propane grill) or start the wood/charcoal fire.
  • 4.Place burgers on the grate and cook, turning occasionally, until cooked (recommended internal temperature of between 145 - 150 degrees Fahrenheit). Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information (using 85% ground beef and pork bacon): 1 burger; Calories: 520, total fat: 37.7 g, saturated fat: 14 g, cholesterol: 164 mg, sodium: 18.2mg, carbohydrates: 8.9 g, fiber: 0.6 g, sugar: 2.9 g, protein: 33.9 g

*Recipe adapted from Allrecipes


Dr. Marybeth Mitcham
Nutrition, Food Safety, and Healthy Living Educator
518-623-3291 or 668-4881

Last updated October 26, 2021