Belt Busting Cowboy Burger

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The Belt Busting Cowboy Burger will knock your socks off! This gourmet burger recipe creates a juicy cheeseburger with smoky bacon flavor!

cowboy burger topped with fried onion rings bacon and bbq sauce


Belt Busting Cowboy Burger

Red’s Restaurant and the Cowboy Club in Sedona, Arizona completely inspired my need to create a belt busting burger recipe.  The Cheesy Bacon Cowboy Burger is loaded with cheese, bacon and smoky flavor!  You are going to love it!


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Belt Busting Cowboy Burger

Donna Elick
The Belt Busting Cowboy Burger will knock your socks off! This gourmet burger recipe creates a juicy cheeseburger with smoky bacon flavor!
5 stars from 1 review
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Method Grill
Servings 4



  • 2 pounds ground sirloin
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground chile de arbol, or cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon A-1 sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, fresh ground
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8 onion rings, your favorite
  • 1 cup favorite barbecue sauce
  • 4 strips thick cut bacon, cooked
  • 4 slices mild cheddar cheese
  • lettuce
  • tomato, sliced
  • 4 big hamburger buns


  • Preheat grill to high.
  • Combine first 7 ingredients in a bowl. Mix with hands to combine. Do not over mix.
  • Form beef into 4 patties, slightly larger than your bun. Make a slight indentation in the center of the burger to prevent it from doming up in the center. The indentation will rise as your burger cooks.
  • Grill until golden brown and slightly charred (about 3 minutes), turning once (cook for 3 minutes on the other side for medium). Try not to press down on your burger with a spatula. It will cause the juices to escape and will create a dry burger!
  • Toast buns on low or indirect heat.
  • Place lettuce and tomato slices on bun, top with burger, cheese,m bacon and 1/4 cup barbecue sauce. Add 2 onion rings. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 965cal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 1568mg | Sugar: 28g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 8mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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  1. Love all of this, and I love Sedona. Your photos are fabulous, but I have to say I don't think you can take a bad shot there, the light is so incredibly clear.

    1. So nice of you to stop by. We have star gazing on our list for a future Sedona trip! Perhaps we will be contacting you soon.

  2. Great photos of a beautiful area. That burger looks delicious-I will have to try out that recipe. Sedona green

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