These Pulled Pork Bacon Cheeseburgers were created in partnership with Kingsford. As always, all opinions and recipe are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Shared Appetite!
But my most important job over the summer? Olivia. There’s nothing more important and nothing remotely as special as being her daddy. I love it. Whether it’s spending way too much time in the pool or going on an adventure somewhere together, every present moment is a future memory. Just the other day I was cooking with her in the kitchen, and she wanted to help me with the entire recipe, from start to finish. It was ridiculously adorable.
Not going to lie. It’s tiring work. Olivia’s a super active toddler and trying to be a good dad while at the same time getting work done can be a struggle. Juggling it all can be trying at times. #adulting
Entertaining, though, has changed quite a bit since having Olivia. I don’t have the freedom to just prep recipes all day long. I need to serve something that has high impact without all the high maintenance. It’s all about doing it up right, without all the work. We’ll talk about my secret time saving weapon in a second (I’m looking at you Kingsford® Match Light® Charcoal), but first let’s break down my current favorite burger this summer… these Pulled Pork Bacon Cheeseburgers!
Oh sweet baby Jesus, these burgers are legit eats. It’s not a light or dainty recipe, so get your big boy and big girl shorts on and grab a seat at the table. A napkin too, because you’ll most likely need that too.
It all starts with an 80/20 blend of ground beef. Please oh please don’t grab the “lean ground beef”. It might as well read “dry burgers”. The fat is needed super juicy burgers. And listen, now’s not the time to skimp on the salt. If you want super flavorful burgers, salt ’em right. By right, I mean generously.
Towards the last minute of cooking, I top these Pulled Pork Bacon Cheeseburgers with some pulled pork and good ‘ole fashioned American cheese. You could totally go for cheddar or any of your favorite cheeses here… I just love the perfect meltability of that American cheese.
Slap these burger flavor bombs on a bun with some lettuce (I love the peppery bite of arugula when I have it on hand like I did today for these Pulled Pork Bacon Cheeseburgers) and top with a few strips of crispy bacon.
As far as condiments go, you have some options. Standard ketchup will always work with these Pulled Pork Bacon Cheeseburgers. Your favorite BBQ sauce would also be a great choice here. I’d also be down with some spicy mayo.
No lighter fluid. No chimney starters. You literally just fire up the briquets with a match and you’re ready to cook in 10 minutes! That’s the same amount of time it takes my gas grill to preheat and there’s no denying the superior taste of cooking over charcoal! You’ll be drooling over these Pulled Pork Bacon Cheeseburgers in no time!
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- 4 hamburger patties
- 1 cup pulled pork
- 4 slices American cheese
- 8 slices cooked bacon
- 4 buns
- Lettuce, condiments, and other toppings as desired
- Season burgers generously with Kosher salt and grill over medium-high heat, flipping once, until desired doneness is reached.
- Meanwhile, heat pulled pork. During the last minute of cooking the burgers, carefully add 1/4 cup of pulled pork on each burger and top with American cheese. Cover grill with lid to allow the cheese to melt quickly. Remove burgers from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
- Place pulled pork cheeseburgers on buns and top with bacon, lettuce, condiments, and any other toppings desired. Devour.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 10
Pulled Pork Bacon Cheeseburgers
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kingsford®. The opinions and text are all mine.