Cheeza Pleeza Cheeseburger


  • Serving: 4
  • Difficulty:


  • Serving
    4 people
  • Preparation
    20 mins
  • Cook time
    -21 mins
  • Passive time
    10 mins


  • 2 lb Hamburger meat, lean

  • 1 lb Bacon

  • 1 Onion

  • 4 Rolls

  • 1 cup, optional Barbecue sauce


According to oral histories, the hamburger was invented in 1880 by Fletcher Davis of Athens, Texas. Over the last century, billions have been made and hundreds of variations on the burger have been created. The competition for the best, juiciest, cheesiest burger is very intense in the Dallas Ft. Worth Metroplex.  D Magazine, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, and Dallas Observer all give lists of their favorite “burger and cheese” creations.

In fact in DFW and almost every major city, you could probably go to a different place every night for months and still have dozens of more to try.

In the category, DIY grill your own Burgers category, here is a way to give that Bacon Burger a flavor upgrade with Hatch Green Chili Savory Cheeza.  You can use the Five Star Pimento with the kids but adults usually prefer the Hatch which compliments the bacon and grilled onions.

This is a very juicy burger, so get the napkins ready.  If you want to go gluten-free then try it sans bun.

  1. Prepare your burgers with seasoning.
  2. Cook bacon and set aside on paper towels to cool. This can be done ahead and then reheated.
  3. Slice/chop onions and saute it in some of the bacon grease with garlic and pepper until translucent. Add the chopped bacon to the mix and set aside. (You may have extra depending on the size of the onion.)
  4. Grill your burgers as preferred.
  5. Grill the buns lightly on the grill or in a skillet on the stove.
  6. Place the burger on the roll.
  7. Layer Cheese Pleeza on top of the burger.
  8. Layer bacon and grilled onions on top of the cheese Pleeza.
  9. Put roll on top and serve.
  10. If you want to serve with a barbeque sauce that is a matter of taste but with the onions and cheeza, this is a very juicy burger.