30 min serves 2-4

BBQ Bacon Burger

For a healthier version, wrap this beauty in swiss chard leaves.

PREP: 10 min. ACTIVE: 15 min. PASSIVE: 5 min. DIFFICULTY Medium



  • 1 lb. PRE 85% Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 cup Tessemae’s BBQ sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 strips sugar-free bacon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tallow (beef, pork, or duck)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced thin
  • 1 pint oyster mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 3 large swiss chard leaves OR 3 paleo hamburger buns


  1. Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, ½ of the BBQ sauce, salt, and pepper until well combined. Form into 3 patties of desired thickness. These will shrink a bit while cooking.
  3. Place bacon in a single layer on parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle with maple syrup and black pepper. Bake for 10 minutes, or until crisp. Set aside.
  4. Melt tallow in cast iron, and sauté onions and mushrooms until soft and caramelized. Add a pinch of salt and set aside.
  5. Place burger patties in the same pan on medium heat and sear on both sides until desired doneness.
  6. Top burger with more BBQ sauce, onions, mushrooms, bacon, and bun of choice. Enjoy!

We recommend using Tessemae's sweet and tangy BBQ sauce. It contains no refined sugar, is Whole 30 approved, Paleo, Dairy Free and Gluten Free.

To make this we used

85% Lean Ground Beef


Amount per 100g