Grilling is no longer just for summer. Spice up your  grilling repertoire year-round with a Smokehouse Burger with Peppered Bacon and Cheddar that’s sure to please a crowd.

Smokehouse Burger with Peppered Bacon and Cheddar

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Smokehouse Burger with Peppered Bacon and Cheddar


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco Original Red Sauce
  • 4 ounces Cheddar cheese
  • 4 hamburger rolls


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Place bacon slices on rack positioned over baking pan and brush generously with Tabasco Chipotle Sauce. Bake for 8 minutes, flip, baste again, and bake until crisp about 8 more minutes.
  3. Combine beef, salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties and grill or broil to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium. Baste burgers with Tabasco Original Red Sauce and top with cheese.
  4. Serve burgers with melted cheese topped with bacon on rolls.

Quick notes

Here’s a list of items to consider when preparing for your grilling get-together:

Quick Fix – Using store-bought hummus or salsa, stir in some Tabasco Original Red Sauce to enhance the flavor and add an extra kick for a tasty side.

Meat Mix-Up – Use ground turkey or chicken instead of ground beef when making burgers for an unexpected change of taste and texture.

Made-Over Margaritas – Combine frozen strawberries, tequila, lime juice, sugar, Tabasco Original Red Sauce and ice for a refreshing strawberry margarita.

For more grilling recipes, visit www.Tabasco.com.

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