Serve up this Cast Iron Skillet Bacon Cheeseburger Bomb for dinner tonight! Tater tots, ground beef, loads of cheese all wrapped in crisp salty bacon! The ultimate dinner or party food to serve up. This cast iron ground beef recipe is one of my favorites.
Bacon Cheeseburger Bomb
I made this up for my husband and he loved it. But anything with tater tots and bacon has to be exceptional!
How to Make
Step 1: Start by cooking your ground beef into crumbles. You will cook until no longer pink. I love this meat chopper, it helps to get smaller crumbles.
Step 2: Now you will lay your bacon in a circle in your cast iron skillet. You will have an overhang of the bacon, which will be what you wrap later.
Step 3: Now you will add a layer of tater tots, followed by your ground beef.
Step 4: Add on some cheese, more tots, and repeat on cheese. Layering the tots and cheese will add so much flavor to your ground beef wrapped in bacon!
Step 5: Now you will lift up the bacon and cover the hamburger bomb, and bake in the oven as directed in the printable recipe card below.
While it is so easy to prepare it offers a really fun presentation value!
Could I Use Ground Turkey Instead Of Beef
If you are looking to use ground turkey in replace of ground beef, go right ahead. Just cook up your turkey the same way you would ground beef. Season with salt and pepper and then assemble as directed.
How to Know When Bacon Cheeseburger Bomb Is Done
You will know when it is done when your bacon is fully cooked. All the other ingredients will be cooked by the time the bacon on the outside crisp up.
I do recommend reaching for a thinner style bacon over a thick cut. I find the thick cut bacon takes so much longer to cook and can affect the overall dish.
What If I Don’t Own A Cast Iron Skillet
You do not have to have a cast iron skillet for this dish. Just use an oven safe skillet or reach for an oven safe pan. I love how the skillet is circular. But, you could use a square pan if that is all you have.
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- 1 Pound Cook ground beef
- 1.5 Pounds bacon
- 1 bag tater tots
- 16 oz Cheddar Cheese
- Pre-Heat Oven to 400
- Lay bacon in your cast iron pan so the edges are laying out of the pan
- Cook ground beef until crumbled and brown set aside.
- Layer tater tots on top of your bacon.
- Add a layer of ground beef
- Top with Cheddar
- Top with more tater tots and cheese
- Close the bacon over the top of your mixture.
- Bake for 1 hour or until the bacon is golden brown
I used a 12" cast iron skillet it did take a little more tater tots and bacon. If you use the standard 10" cast iron pan it should be fine for one bag of tots.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 783Total Fat: 59gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 191mgSodium: 1859mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 57g