5 Ingredient Bacon Burgers with Cheddar and Red Onion with Parmesan Popcorn Black-Eyed Peas

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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For the bacon burgers:

Nonstick cooking spray

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

6 strips bacon, cooked until crisp in a skillet or microwave and crumbled


Freshly ground black pepper

4 rounds sliced red onion (about 1/4-inch thick)

4 slices sharp Cheddar (about 6 to 8 ounces total)

4 Kaiser rolls

For the Parmesan black-eyed peas:

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 (14-ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained


Freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon grated Parmesan

1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley leaves


  1. For the burgers: Coat a stove-top grill pan or griddle with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat to preheat. In a large bowl, combine beef, bacon, salt, and black pepper. Mix well and shape mixture into 4 patties, each about 1-inch thick. Place burgers on hot pan and cook 3 to 5 minutes per side, for medium. Arrange onions alongside burgers and grill 1 minute per side, until just golden. Place cheese on burgers and cook 1 minute, until cheese melts. Serve burgers on rolls with onions on top.
  2. For the black-eyed peas: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peas and cook 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown. Add salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to coat. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan and parsley. Serve alongside burgers.