Food Recipes Better Bacon Cheeseburger 3.0 (1) 1 Review Every wonder about the difference between ground chuck and ground sirloin? Ground chuck contains about 20% fat, a sure thing when juicy burgers are in order. But we wanted a leaner burger, so we chose ground sirloin with just 10% fat. But don't worry, we packed in extra flavor with the addition of bacon. Shredded cheddar covers the burgers evenly but adds up to less cheese than a full slice. The flavorful patties get topped with grilled onions, spinach, and a spicy special sauce. We made ours with heart-healthy olive-oil mayo, ketchup, and Sriracha. Cutting the sweet ketchup in half means you'll skip some of the added sugar then if you used ketchup alone. By Karen Rankin Karen Rankin Karen Rankin is a chef, recipe developer, and food stylist with over 25 years experience cooking, developing recipes, styling food, and entertaining guests at her table and in restaurants. During the past 11 years, Karen has been styling food for various publications such as Cooking Light, Southern Living, Eating Well, Real Simple. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on January 5, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email It’ll taste pretty indistinguishable from every juicy, high-quality burger you’ve ever had. There’s cheddar cheese, grilled onion, sliced pickles, spinach, and a spicy special sauce. But here’s the trick: the patties are made from ground sirloin instead of the traditional ground chuck, which cuts the fat in half. Get the recipe:Better Bacon Cheeseburger. Photo: Marcus Nilsson Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 15 mins Yield: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 pound ground sirloin 3 thick-cut, center-cut bacon slices, finely chopped 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided 2 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about ½ cup) 4 thick red onion slices 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split ¼ cup mayonnaise (preferably olive oil–based) 2 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon Sriracha chile sauce 1 cup loosely packed fresh spinach, stems removed Sliced pickles, for serving Directions Preheat grill to medium high. Gently mix together the sirloin, bacon, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Shape the mixture into 4 (½-inch- thick) patties. Press your thumb gently into the center of each patty to make an indentation. Season the patties with the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt and pepper. Grill until nicely charred on 1 side, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook 2 minutes. Divide the Cheddar among the patties, cover, and cook until melted, about 2 minutes more. Meanwhile, grill the onion slices, flipping once, until lightly charred and tender, about 4 minutes. Grill the buns, cut-side down, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Stir together the mayonnaise, ketchup, and Sriracha in a small bowl. Top the bun bottoms with the patties, onion slices, spinach, and pickles. Divide the mayonnaise mixture among the bun tops and place on the burgers. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 557 Calories 29g Fat 30g Carbs 35g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 557 % Daily Value * Total Fat 29g 37% Saturated Fat 10g 52% Cholesterol 100mg 33% Sodium 1162mg 51% Total Carbohydrate 30g 11% Total Sugars 7g Protein 35g Calcium 241mg 19% Iron 5mg 26% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.