Bacon Cheeseburger with Baked Parmesan Onion Rings – this is what I call a proper burger!Bacon Cheeseburger with Baked Parmesan Onions Rings on a wooden board with a bottle of beer in the background

I’ve still not given in and bought a fryer yet.

Chris really wants one, but I’m worried I’ll end up posting ten different recipes for chips over the next month – because I’m sure that’s all I’d eat!

  • Chips with chilli
  • Chips with homemade gravy
  • Crispy chicken and chips
  • Chip butties

They all sound okay for future recipes?

Yeah, maybe not.

Close up photo of Bacon Cheeseburger with Baked Parmesan Onions Rings

So rather than frying these onion rings in a big pan of hot oil, I’ve baked them!

Breadcrumbs, parmesan, a touch of seasoning and a drizzle of oil, baked in the oven until crunchy, they really take that bacon cheeseburger to a new level. AND if you love that baked Parmesan taste then why not load up with these Baked Parmesan Carrot Fries as a perfect side to this super tasty burger.

And not forgetting a drizzle of special sauce.
Ok, a mixture of all the condiments in my fridge door. It works though 🙂

Baked Parmesan Onions Rings

I made these burgers with my homemade brioche buns for Chris and his brother last week when they were pulling the conservatory down ready for our new extension.

His brother is gluten intolerant, but I simply used a gluten-free roll, and then grated another gluten free roll to make the breadcrumbs for his onion rings. It worked out great!

Two happy workers – especially when they were treated to a dark & stormy or two after the work was done 🙂

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The Bacon Cheeseburger Recipe:

5 from 2 votes

Bacon Cheeseburger with Baked Parmesan Onion Rings

The Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger with Baked Parmesan Onions Rings - this is what I call a proper burger!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, British


Onion Rings:

  • 1 large onion
  • 4 tbsp plain (all-purpose) flour
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 75 g (1 1/2 cups) panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp fajita seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 450 g (1 lb) minced (ground) beef ideally 20% fat
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 8 rashers streaky bacon
  • 4 brioche buns toasted
  • large handful curly lettuce
  • 6 cherry tomatoes sliced

Special sauce:

  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp yellow mustard
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sweet BBQ sauce
  • ½ tsp sriracha
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  • Preheat the oven to 230C/450F (fan) and prepare a large baking tray.
  • Peel the onion and slice into thick slices. Separate the slices into individual rings.
    1 large onion
  • Place the flour, garlic salt, and black pepper into a bowl and mix.
    4 tbsp plain (all-purpose) flour, 1/2 tsp garlic salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Break the egg into another bowl and whisk lightly with a fork.
    1 egg
  • Place the parmesan into a third bowl and add the breadcrumbs and fajita seasoning. Mix together and then drizzle over the olive oil. Mix in the oil so the breadcrumbs are all covered in a little oil.
    4 tbsp grated parmesan cheese, 75 g (1 1/2 cups) panko breadcrumbs, 1/2 tsp fajita seasoning, 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Dip the onion rings into the flour mixture, followed by the egg and finally the breadcrumbs before placing onto the baking tray. You may need to sprinkle on a few more breadcrumbs once on the tray to make sure they're fully covered in the breadcrumbs. Repeat with the other onion rings. I tend to only use the larger onion rings (saving the smaller rings for another recipe).
  • Place the onion rings in the oven and cook for 12-15 minutes until golden brown and crunchy, then take out of the oven.
  • Meanwhile, heat a griddle or large frying pan until hot and brush with the vegetable oil.
    1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Mix together the minced beef, pepper and salt in a bowl and form the mince into 4 patties. Place the patties on the griddle and cook, turning once until well browned on the outside and no-longer pink in the middle (about 5-6 minutes). If you want the cheese melted, add the cheese on top as soon as you turn the burgers over. Take the burgers off the griddle when cooked and leave to rest for 2-3 minutes.
    450 g (1 lb) minced (ground) beef, 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, 1/4 tsp salt, 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • Whilst the burgers are resting, place the bacon rashers on the griddle and cook for 2-3 minutes, turning once, until crisp.
    8 rashers streaky bacon
  • Mix the sauce ingredients together and put to one side.
    3 tbsp mayonnaise, 1/2 tsp yellow mustard, ¼ tsp black pepper, 1 tsp sweet BBQ sauce, 1/2 tsp sriracha, 3 tbsp ketchup
  • Now it's time to assemble the burgers. Place the lettuce on the bottom of each of the burger buns. Add the burger to each bun, followed by slices of tomato. Top each with 2 or 3 onion rings and two rashers of bacon. Place the top of the bun on the burger and serve.
    4 brioche buns, large handful curly lettuce, 6 cherry tomatoes


Nutritional Information is per burger.


Calories: 1105kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 74g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 298mg | Sodium: 1542mg | Potassium: 537mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1295IU | Vitamin C: 8.8mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Joey says:

    Hey made this tonight, my wife was about to give up on burgers until she tasted this combo, absolutely delicious, thanks Niki, one addition pickled guerkin yum yum.

  2. Mr Simon Hopes says:

    5 stars
    Hi and thanks for your amazing recipes, everyone I’ve tried has gone down a treat.

    Just a quick daft question but how long do you think that burger sauce would keep in the fridge?

  3. Tom says:

    5 stars
    What can I say, except this was the most delicious burger I have ever had, those onion rings are to die for.

  4. nutrizonia says:

    It looks wow really , woulld love to have it right now

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Thanks for the lovely comment 🙂

  5. Karly says:

    100% drooling everywhere. This burger is like edible heaven. Cannot WAIT to make these for dinner!

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Tee hee thanks so much Karly – hope you enjoy them 🙂

  6. Ready To Yumble says:

    I’m always on the lookout for a good burger recipe, and this one looks FANTASTIC! And those onion rings?? Ohhh man. I could eat a giant platter!

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Ha ha thanks so much! Oh yeah, I could eat LOTS of those onion rings too 🙂

  7. Ben @ says:

    Saw this on foodgawker and just wanted to stop in and comment to say this is one of the best burger photos I’ve seen in a long time!

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Wow thanks Ben 🙂 You’ve put a big smile on my face!

  8. Sharon Smit says:

    Hi Nick. 4 ? of parmesan for the onion rings.
    This recipe sounds yummy for a weekend sport watching treat.

    1. Nicky Corbishley says:

      Thanks Sharon! Yes it’s 4 tbsp. I’ve updated now. Hope you enjoy it 🙂