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Best Bacon and Beef Recipes

These best ever bacon and beef recipes feature the classic pairing of satisfying, hearty beef with savory, tasty bacon.

Bacon and beef are both such versatile ingredients, and combined together they make some of the most delicious bacon dinner recipes, appetizers, soups, stews, chili, pasta recipes, side dishes and salads.

Bacon wrapped meatloaf, cheeseburger soup, bacon and beef macaroni casserole and bacon cheeseburger appetizers.


Your whole family will love these delicious recipes that showcase the dynamic duo of bacon and beef!

Whether you’re looking for appetizers, burgers, sliders, dinners, side dishes, or hearty soups and stews, these savory recipes will satisfy your cravings.

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  1. Bacon and Beef Appetizers
  2. Burgers and Sliders with Bacon
  3. Beef Bacon Dinners and Main Courses
  4. Side Dishes with Beef and Bacon
  5. Soup, Stew and Chili Recipes

Bacon and Beef Appetizers

Ground beef and bacon team up for these flavorful appetizers and starters that are perfect for game day, parties, and tailgating.

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs – An Affair From the Heart

A bacon cheeseburger meatball on a toothpick.
Perfect appetizers – meatballs stacked with all of the ingredients for a deluxe bacon cheeseburger!
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Easy Bacon Beef Queso Dip – Centsless Deals

Delicious, homemade Bacon Beef Queso Dip is an easy appetizer that is a hit at parties! Made with 3 types of melted cheese, bacon and ground beef, how can you resist?
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Bacon Bourbon Meatballs – Kit’s Kitchen

Made with both ground beef and bacon, these bacon meatballs also have a tasty kick from bourbon to make them totally mouthwatering. Serve for dinner or as an easy appetizer.
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Burgers and Sliders with Bacon

The only thing better than a hot, just-grilled burger is a topping of crispy, delicious BACON!

Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders – Joyous Apron

A hand holding a bacon cheeseburger slider.
These Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders in Hawaiian rolls are mini oven baked burgers made with seasoned ground beef, bacon and lots of cheese. We then brush the top of the Hawaiian rolls with lots of butter and sprinkle with Everything Bagel seasoning. SO yummy!
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Red, White and Bleu Burger – An Affair From the Heart

Burger with sliced tomatoes, bleu cheese and cooked bacon strips.
Red, White & Bleu Burger – a ground beef burger, made with bacon and bleu cheese, grilled to perfection, and topped with juicy tomato slices, crumbled bleu cheese and applewood smoked bacon on a buttery toasted bun!
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Smoked Cheddar Bacon Stuffed Burgers – XOXO Bella

Three bacon cheddar gurgers on onion rolls.
Get ready to sink your teeth into this delicious smoked burger! This recipe will satisfy your cravings for a cheesy bacon burger packed with all the taste. With every bite, you’ll experience the perfect balance of savory flavours.
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Grilled Double Bacon Burgers – Cooking with Curls

A grilled bacon cheeseburger with caramelized onions.
Grilled Double Bacon Burgers are packed with flavor, topped with caramelized onions, white barbecue sauce, and of course more bacon!
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Blueberry Blue Cheese Bacon Burger – Life Love and Good Food

A hamburger with bacon and blueberry sauce.
Grilled hamburgers are dressed with basil aioli, arugula, blueberry BBQ sauce, bacon and blue cheese crumbles for just the right combination of sweet and savory.
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Beef Bacon Dinner and Main Course Recipes

From classic beef burgundy to homemade meatloaf wrapped in bacon, you’ll love these easy, tasty dinner and main course recipes.

Instant Pot Beef Burgundy – From Valerie’s Kitchen

Bacon Beef Burgundy on Mashed Potatoes.
Instant Pot Beef Burgundy with tender chunks of beef, carrots, and mushrooms in a luscious gravy. Rustic, flavorful and sure to impress!
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Smoked Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin – Platter Talk

Learn how to make the best-smoked beef tenderloin with this easy recipe from Platter Talk. (Spoiler: Everything’s better with bacon!)
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Easy Bacon Weave Meatloaf

close up photo of bacon weave meatloaf on a white platter, with one sliice cut on the left side
This homemade bacon weave meatloaf recipe features the tastiest mix of ground beef, peppers, onions and seasonings. It's topped with crispy bacon, glazed with BBQ sauce, and baked to perfection!
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Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta – Amanda’s Cookin’

Dishing up bacon cheeseburger pasta.
Bacon, cheese, ground beef, seasonings and elbow pasta come together for a tasty dinner that’s the perfect comfort food meal.
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Mini BBQ Bacon-Cheddar Meatloaf – Soulfully Made

Mini BBQ Bacon-Cheddar Meatloaf - Soulfully Made
Individual Mini BBQ Bacon-Cheddar Meatloaf Recipe – smoky barbecue glazed meatloaves packed full of cheesy bacon deliciousness. Made in half the time and perfect for a meal any day of the week.
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Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin (Oven, Grill, Smoker) – Blackberry Babe

Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin (Oven, Grill, Smoker) - Blackberry Babe
This Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Fig Reduction is a total show stopper! Serve this for a special occasion or holiday meal! Grill and smoker options included.
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Side Dishes with Beef and Bacon

The incomparable flavors of beef and bacon enliven these savory baked beans and a salad that’s hearty enough to be served as a main course.

Baked Beans with Ground Beef and Bacon – Bake It with Love

These baked beans with ground beef and bacon are a satisfying side dish for BBQ dinners, cookouts, and more!
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Bacon Cheeseburger Salad – Fresh Apron

Bacon cheeseburger salad drizzled with dressing.
This low-carb Bacon Cheeseburger Salad has all your favorite burger toppings and is drizzled with a sweet and tangy honey mustard dressing.
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Soups, Stews and Chili Recipes

Beef and bacon soup recipes are the ultimate comfort food meal, perfect for a soul-soothing lunch or dinner.

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup – Spend with Pennies

Stirring a pot of Bacon Cheeseburger Soup.
Bacon Cheeseburger Soup is full of flavor, easy to make and comforting. So incredibly creamy, this one pot soup is guaranteed to be a hit.
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Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Chili – I Heart Eating

A white bowl filled with bacon cheeseburger chili topped with shredded cheese.
Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger Chili is an easy ground beef dinner recipe with lots of flavor! This kid-friendly chili makes a great fall or winter dinner!
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Keto Cheeseburger Soup with Bacon – Mom Foodie

This delicious Keto cheeseburger soup with bacon is perfect for the keto diet. Recipe includes both slow cooker and stove top directions.
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Best Bacon Beef Minestrone Soup

A bowl of bacon beef minestrone soup.
This is the best Minestrone Soup; with crisp bacon, beef, loads of vegetables, hearty beans and cooked in a delicious broth. Comfort food at its finest!
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About Eliza & BENSA

BENSA was founded by bacon expert Eliza Cross, author of more than a dozen cookbooks. She has written three bacon cookbooks including the award-winning Bacon Beans and Beer, the bestselling 101 Things to Do With Bacon, and the popular sequel 101 More Things to Do With Bacon. Learn more about BENSA...

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