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Tex-Mex Bacon Cheeseburgers |

Tex-Mex Bacon Cheeseburgers

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


The ultimate cheeseburger, this Tex-Mex Bacon Cheeseburger is covered in a cheesy queso sauce, bacon, crushed corn chips and lots more!



  • 12 slices of bacon
  • 1 1/4 lbs ground beef
  • 34 tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons pureed chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained well
  • 4 burger buns
  • Corn chips
  • Chopped onion, tomatoes, cilantro and pickled jalapeños, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Arrange the bacon on a broiler pan and bake until crisp, 10-12 minutes. Finely chop 4 of the slices, and set the other slices aside.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. In a bowl, combine the ground beef, grated onion, garlic, chipotle, Worcestershire sauce and chopped bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Mix lightly, then form into 4 patties. Drizzle with oil. For medium burgers, grill about 5 minutes on each side.
  3. While the burgers are cooking, make the queso sauce: In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and allow to cook for a minute or two. Slowly whisk in the milk and cook until the sauce starts to thicken. Stir in the cheese until melted. Stir in the drained tomatoes.
  4. To assemble, place a burger patty on the bottom bun. Top with queso sauce, 2 slices of the reserved bacon, crushed corn chips, onion, tomatoes, cilantro and pickled jalapenos. Top with the top bun.