Carl's Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger

Carl's Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger
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Carl's Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger

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Carl's Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger

Here’s a little trivia for you: Did you know that the WBCB (yes, it has a nickname) comes in three sizes (single, double, and the six-dollar version)? And that about 32 million combined were sold last year? Zac Efron and Padma Lakshmi just might — Efron said he "absolutely loves" them and Lakshmi starred in the commercial back in 2009. Here’s the recipe for the six-dollar version.  

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Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil or cooking spray, for the grill
  • 1/2  Pound  100-percent Black Angus beef patty
  • 1  Ounce  tangy barbecue sauce
  • sesame seed bun
  • crispy breaded onion rings*
  • strips bacon, cooked**
  • slices American cheese

Directions

Prepare a charcoal grill. Lightly oil the grates and add the patty. Cook to the desired level of doneness (the USDA recommends an internal temperature of 160 degrees).

Spread the barbecue sauce divided evenly on both sides of the bun. Place the onion rings followed by the beef patty on the heel of the bun. Place the bacon, criss-crossed, followed by the cheese on the crown of the bun. Place the crown of the bun on top of the burger. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
168mg
56%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
47g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
7µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
7µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
56mg
6%
Choline, total
160mg
38%
Folate, total
7µg
2%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
52mg
16%
Niacin
11mg
79%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
458mg
65%
Selenium, Se
55µg
100%
Sodium, Na
543mg
36%
Water
180g
7%
Zinc, Zn
19mg
100%

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.