Bacon and Crab Topped Cheeseburgers

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 burgers


If you like burgers topped with pimento cheese, you are going to love these cheeseburgers topped with Big T Crab Dip and bacon! It’s a delicious Surf and Turf combo that is perfect for game day or tailgating, alongside some fries or chips and a cold beer.


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon dried onion

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 4 ounces Big T Coastal Provisions Crab Dip

  • Melted butter

  • 4 brioche or hamburger buns

  • 8 slices cooked bacon

  • Butter lettuce leaves

  • Sliced tomato

  • Sliced red onion

  • Pickle slices


  1. Place ground beef in a bowl. Sprinkle the dried onion, salt, garlic powder and pepper all over the meat. Use your hands to gently combine the meat and the seasonings.

  2. Form the ground beef mixture into 4 patties, about 1/2 inch thick. Press your thumb in the middle of each burger to prevent it from bulging while cooking.

    *Tip: Use an old Big T container to form the patties. Use the container to make up to an 8-ounce burger patty (1/2 pound), and/or use the lid for a patty up to 2-3 ounces.

  3. Grill or pan fry burgers on both sides for about 5 minutes, until burgers have an internal temperature of 110 degrees F.

  4. Top each burger with 1 ounce of Big T Crab Dip, and spread evenly.

  5. Close the lid of the grill or cover the pan, and continue cooking for a few minutes longer, until the crab dip is melting and burgers are at desired temperature (125 degrees F for medium-rare and 135 degrees F for medium). Remove burgers and set aside on a plate.

  6. Brush the buns with a little melted butter, and lightly toast. Transfer to a cutting board. Top the bottom buns with the lettuce, tomato, onion and bacon. Top with a burger patty and some pickle slices. Serve immediately.