Copycat Wendy's Baconator®

Posted: May 27

Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

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Wendy’s Baconator® is a famously decadent, indulgent, and fantastic burger. Copycat Wendy's Baconator® allows you to enjoy it without ever having to pull up to the drive-through! You don’t even have to fire up your grill with this one. Perfectly cooked beef and layers of crispy bacon, melty cheese, tangy ketchup, and creamy mayo make for a savory sensation! Copycat Wendy's Baconator® gives the original a run for its money.


• 8 strips bacon • 1 pound ground beef • 2 teaspoons garlic powder • 2 teaspoons salt • 2 teaspoons pepper • 4 slices American cheese • 2 hamburger buns • 2 tablespoons ketchup • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise For the optional toppings: • lettuce, chopped, to taste • tomato, chopped, to taste • onions, chopped, to taste • pickles, chopped, to taste • mustard, to taste


Step 1

Cook the bacon on a sheet tray for 10 minutes at 450 degrees F.

Step 2

Form 4 equal ground beef patties from the ground beef.

Step 3

Season both sides of the patties with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Step 4

Over high heat in a skillet, cook the patties on both sides until cooked to desired doneness, starting at 135 degrees F for medium-rare, about 2 minutes per side. .

Step 5

Before removing from the pan, add one slice of cheese to each patty.

Step 6

Build each burger by placing 1 patty on the bottom of a bun.

Step 7

Add 2 pieces of bacon to the burger.

Step 8

Place another patty on top of the bacon, followed by another layer of bacon.

Step 9

Add a tablespoon of ketchup and mayo, along with any other desired toppings, to the burger.

Step 10

Repeat with the second burger.

Step 11


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