Loaded Bacon Cheeseburger Bread

  • By: Jack Mancuso

Loaded Bacon Cheeseburger Bread - Cuso Cuts

Loaded Bacon Cheeseburger Bread

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

10 mins

Total Time

20 mins







½ Pound Bacon 

½ Cup Jalapeno peppers

1 Cup mushrooms

Handful baby spinach


1 Pound ground beef (80/20)

Pepper jack cheese

Cuso’s Smoky Garlic Buffalo BBQ Rub

Cuso’s Dirt BBQ Rub

Cheddar cheese

Today, I’m taking the idea of a hamburger and creating a loaded bacon cheeseburger bread. You will basically stuff a baguette with luscious burger ingredients and put it on the grill for that perfect crust. I chose charcoal for the heat source because of the smoky flavor it imparts. You can, however, make this on a gas grill if you don’t have a charcoal grill. 

What is a Baguette?

A baguette is a type of French loaf. It’s long and skinny, perfectly shaped to hold the fillings for this dish. The difference between a baguette and French bread is that the French bread loaf is longer and wider, with a soft crust (which wouldn’t hold up as well for grilling).

Loaded Bacon Cheeseburger Bread Ingredients


  1. Light your charcoal. It’s ready when the bricks are covered with charcoal ash (about 10 minutes.)
  2. Dice and fry the bacon till crispy. Set aside.
  3. Saute the peppers and mushrooms.
  4. Add the baby spinach, cooking until it wilts.
  5. Slice the baguette in half length-wise
  6. Pull out the center of the bread to leave a hollow space
  7. Stuff with bacon mix, evenly distributing it
  8. Sprinkle with shredded pepper jack cheese
  9. Sprinkle with Cuso’s Smoky Garlic Barbecue Rub
  10. Top with the ground beef, smushing it down, so it fills the space
  11. Sprinkle with Cuso’s Dirt Barbecue Rub
  12. Sear the meat side till you get a nice crust
  13. Turn it over and top with cheddar, letting the cheese melt
  14. Serve with a mixture of ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise on top
  15. Cut into finger-food size pieces using a Chef’s Knife

PitMaster’s Memo: Using the Left-Over Bread

Most cooks shudder over the idea of wasting food. If you’re trying to come up with ideas as to how to utilize the bread pulled out of the baguettes, there are really a lot of choices. Ideas include:

  • Croutons
  • Italian bread soup
  • Seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Stuffing
  • Sweet or savory bread pudding


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