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Arizona Bombshell Burger by Modern Honey l www.modernhoney.com

Arizona Bombshell Burger

High quality beef topped with a thick slice of cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, jalapenos, sweet cherry peppers, juicy tomato, crispy green leaf lettuce, red onion, and topped with MJ's sauce all on a toasted bun.
Course Cheeseburger
Cuisine American
Keyword bombshell burger
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 2 lbs. Ground Beef preferably 80-85% lean
  • Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • Pepper


  • 4 Slices Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 Slices Thick Bacon
  • 1 Jalapeno sliced or 1/4 cup Jarred Jalapenos
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Cherry Peppers sliced
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 4 Green Leaf Lettuce Leaves
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • 4 Hamburger Buns

MJ's Burger Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon Mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Dill Pickle Slices chopped (optional)


  1. Heat grill to high. For 1/2 lb. burgers, make 4 large patties. For 1/3 lb. burgers, make 6 patties. Press down so the meat is larger than the bun, as it shrinks as it cooks. Press the center of the meat with a thumb to make indention so the meat doesn't puff in the center.
  2. Season generously on both sides with Lawry's seasoned salt and pepper.
  3. Cook for 5-8 minutes per side or to the desired degree of doneness. Top with cheese the last minute of cooking.
  4. Cook bacon in skillet, oven, or microwave to desired crispiness.
  5. To make MJ sauce: in a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Add optional dill pickle. Spread on both sides of the bun.
  6. To assemble Arizona Bombshell Burger:
  7. Spread MJ sauce on both sides of the bun. Top with beef, bacon, jalapenos, sweet cherry peppers, tomato, lettuce, and onion.