Bacon Wrapped soda can burger are an awesome twist to put on a summer classic. The burger is wrapped around a soda can to form a bowl, then stuff with your favorite toppings.

Maximum flavor all around!

Bacon Wrapped Soda Can Burgers filled with Mac an Cheese for the kids, and grilled onion and mushroom with swiss for the adults!

With summer just around the corner, its time to get into the thick of the grilling season. My grill has gotten a beating over the last couple years, so they were in dire need for upgrading,

I’m excited to be using the Weber Genesis II Gas Grill this summer and sharing a few awesome recipes along the way.

Bacon Wrapped Soda Can Burgers filled with Mac an Cheese for the kids, and grilled onion and mushroom with swiss for the adults!
Bacon Wrapped Soda Can Burgers filled with Mac an Cheese for the kids, and grilled onion and mushroom with swiss for the adults!

The other night I decided to break in the Genesis II Gas Grill and treat the family to my bacon wrapped soda can burgers. What is so awesome about this burger is that its up to your imagination of what toppings you want to use.

The wife and had grilled onion and mushrooms, while I treated Brayden to any child’s dream. A burger filled with MAC AND CHEESE!

Bacon Wrapped Soda Can Burgers filled with Mac an Cheese for the kids, and grilled onion and mushroom with swiss for the adults!
Bacon Wrapped Soda Can Burgers filled with Mac an Cheese for the kids, and grilled onion and mushroom with swiss for the adults!

What’s 2-zone grilling?

So for this cook, This method, also known as 2-zone grilling is when you divide your grill into two temperature zones.

Direct grill zone is where your food is cooked on the grates over the heat source, indirect there is no heat source under the food. The heat comes from the burners on the other end of the grill.

Bacon Wrapped Soda Can Burgers filled with Mac an Cheese for the kids, and grilled onion and mushroom with swiss for the adults!

This gives a lot of flexibility when cooking food that requires more time, without risking burning the outside and while the inside is undercooked. Which is exactly what I’m looking for on this cook.

Bacon Wrapped Soda Can Burgers filled with Mac an Cheese for the kids, and grilled onion and mushroom with swiss for the adults!

The Genesis II Gas Grill is how easy it is for me to control temperatures for 2-zone grilling. The tapered, heat bars, keep the heat even and precise so that I can cook these burgers a little slower, so they cook evenly along with the bacon.

Bacon Wrapped Soda Can Burgers filled with Mac an Cheese for the kids, and grilled onion and mushroom with swiss for the adults!

Then put them over direct heat to sear off the bottom of the burger bowls at the end to get that amazing charred flavor to finish off these sodas can burgers.

Bacon Wrapped Soda Can Burgers filled with Mac an Cheese for the kids, and grilled onion and mushroom with swiss for the adults!
Bacon Wrapped Soda Can Burgers filled with Mac an Cheese for the kids, and grilled onion and mushroom with swiss for the adults!

This is was such a fun dinner idea. Everyone got to eat what they wanted, and some good quality time was spend outdoors enjoying that sunny California weather with the fam and breaking in a new grill.  The true trifecta!

Soda Can Bacon Burgers

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 1053kcal
Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • ½ medium yellow onion
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup leftover mac n cheese
  • 4 slices cheese
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 5 buns

Instructions

  • Preheat grill with direct and indirect zones to 400F. While grill is preheating brown onions in a skillet with mushrooms and butter until onions are opaque.
  • Separate ground beef into half pound balls. Using a soda can, press into beef, pressing ground beef sides towards the can to form a bowl. Wrap the outside with a strip of bacon and fill 2 with onions and mushrooms and 2 with mac n cheese. Optionally, add an extra slice of cheese in the bowl first before filling
  • Place burger bowls over indirect heat and close lid. Grill until bacon is browned. Transfer burger bowls to direct heat and top with cheese and continue grilling until cheese is melted. Place on a bun and serve. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 1053kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 220mg | Sodium: 889mg | Potassium: 759mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 18.1mg
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