Protein-Style Bacon Cheeseburger

These protein-style bacon cheeseburgers made with The Big Moo Bakin’ Bacon are easily adaptable and packed with DELICIOUSNESS, while still being low carb and keto-friendly. Perfect for your summer cookouts!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4 - 6

What is Baked Cheese?

Baked cheese, bread cheese, squeaky cheese, juusto, Juustoleipä - There are so many names for this delicious specialty cheese! 

This Scandinavian delicacy found its way into the hearts of Wisconsinites and many others around the world! Baked cheese is made to be heated up and devoured, developing a crispy exterior with a warm, melty interior.

Whether you're grilling it, frying it, or giving it a sizzle in a skillet, baked cheese gets crispy on the outside while staying gooey and warm on the inside. Enjoy it however you like – as a main for dinner, a tasty appetizer, a sidekick to your main dish, or even as a sweet treat!

Where can I find The Big Moo Baked Cheese?

You can find The Big Moo Baked Cheese at select retail outlets, prominently displayed in the Deli & Specialty Cheese Section. Look for it at stores like PublixH-E-BGiant EagleSafewayAlbertsons, Stew Leonard's, and more! If it's not stocked at your local grocery store, don't hesitate to speak with your Deli Manager—they might be able to bring it in for you!

Additionally, The Big Moo is available at cheese & deli shops across the United States, including locations like Costanza Sausage Retail Store in New York, the Back Alley Cheese Bar in Arizona, Paulbeck's County Market in Minnesota, and Gillette Cheese Barn in Wyoming.

And for those who prefer shopping from the comfort of their own home, Big Moo can be purchased online with 2-day shipping available to every state in the US! Shop all our delicious flavors here:

How to Make Protein-Style Bacon Cheeseburgers


  • 3 Blocks of The Big Moo - Bakin' Bacon
  • 6 Burger Patties
  • Iceberg Lettuce Leaves (Hamburger Buns Substitute)
  • 1 Large Tomato, Sliced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Ketchup & Mustard (optional, for serving)
  • Pickles (optional, for serving)

Make it your own! Customize these cheeseburgers with your favorite toppings, dressings, and sauces—think avocado slices or onions, spicy sriracha mayo, or a tangy burger sauce to create a burger that's uniquely yours!

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. While the grill is preheating, wash and slice your tomato into thin slices. Similarly, wash and separate your iceberg lettuce into "bun-sized" pieces.
  3. Cook the burger patties to your desired level of doneness, typically 4-5 minutes per side for medium. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cook the cheese on the grill according to package instructions, about 7-8 minutes, flipping occasionally.
  5. Once the cheese has cooked, slice it in half using a pizza cutter or knife.
  6. To assemble the cheeseburgers, layer one burger patty along with a grilled slice of The Big Moo Baked Cheese and tomato.
  7. Optionally, add slices of pickle and drizzle ketchup and mustard.
  8. Top your burger with another iceberg lettuce leaf to act as the second half of the bun.

You can enjoy these protein-style cheeseburgers at any gathering, from casual family dinners to cookouts with friends. They're versatile enough to be the star of the show or a great addition to a larger spread.

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If you have any questions, comments, or reviews, share them below – we're all ears and eager to hear from you! Happy Cooking!

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