Bacon Cheeseburger

Bacon Cheeseburger

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for teens with cystic fibrosis (CF), who may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.

This is a quick and easy high-calorie meal for your next barbecue.

Prep time: 25 minutes



  1. Prepare grill or grill pan over stove.
  2. Combine beef, sausage, and onion and mix gently in a bowl.
  3. Form one patty about 1 inch thick. Make sure to wash hands thoroughly before and after handling raw meat!
  4. Grill patty about 5 inches from coals, about 6 minutes per side, until cooked throughout. You can use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature is at least 165ºF/75ºC.
  5. Place cheddar cheese on patty and continue to cook for about 30 seconds before removing from the grill.
  6. Put bacon on top of the burger.
  7. Place the bacon cheeseburger into a hamburger bun.

Serves: 1

Serving size: 1 hamburger

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
1,092 calories
88 g fat
49 g protein
1,615 mg sodium
491 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on the ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
Serve with coleslaw and baked beans. Add your favorite condiments, such as mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, or barbecue sauce, for additional taste and calories.

Reviewed by: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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