Go Back
+ servings
Twisted & Smashed Bacon Cheeseburger
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Twisted Tea with a Cheeseburger! Like doesn't get better than this!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheeseburger
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
  1. 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.)
  2. Using some charcoal, light fire in your grill and let burn for 15-20 minutes. Once charcoal is white hot, disperse evenly around grill.
  3. If you are using cast iron to cook. place skillet on grill 5 minutes before cooking.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. When completely cooked, pull everything off grill. Place lettuce, onions, 4 patties and bacon on buns with bacon in between each burger.
  8. Grab an ice cold Twisted Tea and enjoy!