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Carl's Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger Copycat Recipe
Carl's Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Sandwich
Calories: 453
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (3 reviews)

In 1989, Carl's Jr. became the first fast food chain to allow customers to use their ATM cards to make purchases. Not only can customers buy a Western Bacon Cheeseburger and fries to go without using cash, they can get cash back out of their account.

Onion rings, bacon, American cheese and tasty barbecue sauce combine to make a manly gut-grinder that can be thoroughly enjoyed during the grilling season, or any time of the year if you use an indoor grill. The sandwich was introduced in 1983, and has since become so successful that it has spawned variations, from a junior version to the monstrous double, both of which are included here. While any barbecue sauce you use for this recipe will work just fine, track down some Bulls-Eye Hickory Smoke flavor barbecue sauce if you want the closest cloned results. This recipe makes one sandwich—double, triple, and quadruple it as needed based on current hunger requirements.

This recipe also includes clones for the Junior Western Bacon Cheeseburger and the Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger.

Source: More Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

2 frozen onion rings
1/4 pound ground beef
yum i guess
Submitted on: 07/17/13
Way tooooo good!!!! really love the bacony twist....
Submitted on: 05/25/09
Had one last night, my wife made me an excellent Carls Jr. buger using this recipe.
Submitted on: 07/26/05
This recipe tastes better than Carls's Jr. I worked ther when I was a teenager and even though they are not hard to make this is one of the most popular hamburgers. Thank you to all at the Top Secret Recipe Staff!