Recipe courtesy of Hines Ward

Hines' Classic Burger

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 burgers
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8 slices bacon

1 pound ground beef

1/4 cup chopped red onion

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt, such as Lowry's

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Salt and freshly ground black pepper 

4 slices Cheddar

4 slices pepper Jack cheese

4 hamburger buns

12 pickle slices

4 leaves Bibb lettuce

4 slices tomato

Mustard, mayonnaise and ketchup, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 
  2. Place the bacon in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake in the oven until crispy, about 15 minutes. 
  3. In a large bowl, combine the beef with the red onions, cilantro and seasoning salt. Mix until just combined. Divide the mixture to form 4 patties. Sprinkle each patty with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat a grill or grill pan over high heat and grill the burgers to medium-well, about 5 minutes on each side. Top the burgers with 1 slice each of Cheddar and pepper Jack. Transfer the burgers to buns and top each with 2 slices of bacon, 3 pickles, a lettuce leaf and a tomato slice. Serve with mustard, mayo and ketchup.