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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1
Servings
495
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil or cooking spray, for the grill
  • 1/2 Pound 100-percent Black Angus beef patty
  • 1 Ounce tangy barbecue sauce
  • 1 sesame seed bun
  • 3 crispy breaded onion rings*
  • 3 strips bacon, cooked**
  • 2 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
35g
50%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
122mg
41%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
34g
74%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
61mg
81%
Calcium, Ca
22mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
11µg
3%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
35mg
11%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
275mg
39%
Selenium, Se
43µg
78%
Sodium, Na
2864mg
100%
Water
168g
6%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%

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.