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Bacon Cheeseburger with Caramelized Onions and Peppers on a Gluten Free Bun

Juicy bacon cheeseburger with caramelized onions and peppers on a fluffy gluten free bun. This is one of the best burgers you'll ever have.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon cheese burger, caramelized onions and peppers, gluten free bun
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 519kcal
Author Barbara Bianchi



  • Cook the bacon and set aside.
  • Season burgers with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Grill, pan-fry, or broil burgers, about 4 minutes on each side. Top with cheese and cook for about 1 more minute.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and peppers and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Cook, stirring every few minutes, until onions are caramelized and peppers are slightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Lightly toast the buns and place lettuce on each, drizzle with ketchup, top with cheeseburger, caramelized onions and peppers and finally bacon!


1. Don't over-mix your meat or your burgers may turn out tough. A few pats to form your patties is all you need.
2. Adjust the cooking time, depending on the size of your patties.Your patties will shrink about 20% when cooked. 
For instance today, I have broiled 1/4-pound burgers for 4 minutes on each side plus 1 more minute to melt the cheese on top.
When I pan-fry 7-ounce burgers, I heat a little oil in the pan (I like to use my cast iron skillet for a nice sear) and then add my patties being careful not to crowd the pan. I flip the burgers every 2 minutes for 14 minutes plus 2 more minutes with the pan covered to melt the cheese. My grilling method is similar. 
3. Toast or grill your hamburger bun. This will enhance the flavor.
Slather the cut side of the bun with about 2 tablespoons of butter and place it cut side down on your grill. Or place in your griddle pan or sauté pan on the stovetop over a medium heat until golden (about 30 seconds - 1 minute). Yum.
4. What are your favorite toppings?  I love topping these burgers with swiss cheese, caramelized veggies, and bacon. Do you prefer american, cheddar, or provolone cheese? And for toppings, how about pickles or sprouts? Go for it. And be sure to let me know how you top yours in the comments!
5. What are your favorite condiments? I like ketchup on my burger. Primal Kitchen makes a sugar-free ketchup. You could also go with mayo, mustard, or barbecue sauce. It's up to you.
6. Leftover cooked hamburgers will keep well in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to 3 days.
*Also, I want to note that I did not receive any compensation from Canyon Bakehouse for writing this review. These opinions are completely my own — I just had to share this wonderful product with you.


Calories: 519kcal