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Twisted & Smashed Bacon Cheeseburger

Twisted Tea with a Cheeseburger! Like doesn't get better than this!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Author: Derek Wolf


  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1 can of 12 oz Twisted Tea Original
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • 8 slices of sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 sliced of bacon sliced in half
  • 2 tbsp of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp of black pepper
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • Pack of burger buns
  • Optional Lettuce


  • Roll ground beef into 2 oz balls in order to smash on grill later (NOTE: you will need a flat surface to smash patties. I recommend cooking them in cast iron if you do not have a flat surface grill.)
  • Using some charcoal, light fire in your grill and let burn for 15-20 minutes. Once charcoal is white hot, disperse evenly around grill.
  • If you are using cast iron to cook. place skillet on grill 5 minutes before cooking.
  • Once grill is ready, cook bacon and onions for 8-10 minutes or until done to your liking. Pour a splash of Twisted Tea Original on the onions to give them some flavor!
  • Place rolled ground beef on grill and let cook for 30 seconds. When warmed up, smash burgers flat using a grill iron or flat spatula until they are very thin. Let cook for 3-4 minutes per side and season with salt & pepper.
  • One minute before burgers are taken off, place cheese on top of patties. Additionally, spread butter on the inside of the burger buns and let sear on grill for 1 minute.
  • When completely cooked, pull everything off grill. Place lettuce, onions, 4 patties and bacon on buns with bacon in between each burger.
  • Grab an ice cold Twisted Tea and enjoy!