Gourmet Bacon Cheeseburgers with Garlic & Thyme

Chad Montano

by | Updated: October 24th, 2018 | Read time: 1 minute

Love your burgers thick and juicy? We do, too. In this recipe, organic and grass-fed beef is seasoned with garlic and thyme for a succulent patty that won’t disappoint, and each burger is topped with cheddar, bacon and kale. It might get a little messy, but this meal is worth it.

Cheeseburgers Topped with Kale and Bacon | Vitacost Blog

1 lb. organic grass-fed beef
1 shallot, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 slices cheddar cheese
2 cups chopped kale
2 cups uncooked bacon
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 hamburger buns
Olive oil
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste


  1. In medium pan, cook bacon until it starts to brown. Remove bacon and place on paper towel to drain.
  2. Using a little bacon grease, sauté shallot, garlic and thyme for 2 minutes; remove from pan. Reserve 1/3 of mixture for later.
  3. In large mixing bowl, combine sautéed mixture, beef, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Form into patties and set aside.
  4. In frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook patties for 3 minutes, flip and cook for another 2 minutes before adding cheese. Once cheese is melted, remove patties from pan and allow to rest.
  5. In same pan, add cooked bacon, sautéed shallots and kale. Cook until kale has wilted, approximately 2 minutes. Assemble burgers before serving.