Homemade Baconator



The BACONATOR is in and of itself a meal! I’m serious. If you do it right, you’ll be stuffed!

And, you can enjoy this massive meal made of meat in your own home for a fraction of the cost!

Let’s face it, making a baconator at home isn’t all that hard BUT it’s the square hamburger patties that make it a little more fun! Keep reading…we’re gonna show you how to make them great!


  • For the 6 of us, I used 4.5 lbs. of hamburger meat.  That makes each burger about a 12 oz. burger, pre-cooked weight, or (2)  6 oz. patties.
  • 1 lb. cooked applewood smoked bacon
  • sliced american cheese
  • hamburger buns
  • condiments – mayo, mustard, ketchup – whatever your crew likes.


How to make square patties: 

Place your seasoned meat inside a gallon Ziploc bag and break out your rolling pin. That’s right. We’re gonna roll the meat to fill each corner. *before sealing the bag, try to get as much of the air out. Once the meat is nice and flat (and somewhat square) place the bag in the fridge for about 15 minutes. Using your kitchen shears, cut the bag and meat in quadrants creating the perfect square patties!



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