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with Smoky BBQ Aioli

Active Time : 45 Minutes
Total Time : 1 Hour 0 Minutes
Serves : 6


  • 1 16 ounce package bacon (16 ounce)
  • 1 1/2 pounds 85% lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon hickory smoke barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon pure vegetable oil
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • 6 deli style American cheese slices
  • 6 hamburger buns toasted
  • - kosher dill pickle hamburger slices
  • - tomato slices, lettuce


Cook 12 slices bacon to desired doneness; set aside. Place remaining bacon in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.

Add ground beef, steak sauce, garlic powder and onion powder to bowl; salt and pepper as desired. Mix until well combined. Form into 6 patties; refrigerate 30 minutes.

In medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, chipotle peppers and adobo sauce; salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions; salt and pepper to taste. Sauté until golden brown (about 8-10 minutes); set aside and keep warm.

Meanwhile, prepare grill to medium heat. Place burgers on grill. Grill, turning once, about 7-14 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°F on an instant read thermometer. Top with cooked bacon and cheese; allow to melt (about 1 minute).

Remove burgers from grill. Spread toasted buns with smoky BBQ aioli, top with pickles, tomato slices, lettuce, burgers and caramelized onions.