How to Eat a Burger with a Straw: Triple Cheese Baconator Dip

September 6, 2018

Remember when those chocolate fondue machines were a big novelty? The mere sight of one made any occasion exciting, and everyone got a kick out of coating everything in chocolate.

As for unplanned gatherings, nothing beats serving a dip. Just make one big batch, serve it with any kind of finger food on hand (better if it’s something salty and processed), and you’ve got yourself an instant party.

This recipe combines elements of Wendy’s famous Baconator with three types of cheese. The result is a ridiculously rich, beefy, and greasy mixture that your guests will absolutely love digging into.

But be warned. Once you get your first taste of this dip, you might never use that bottled salsa or canned melted cheese again. After all, why go for those when you’ve got something that will make everything taste just like a Baconator?

You’re welcome.

Triple Cheese Baconator Dip

Total Time: 30 minutes / Yield: 1 large bowl


  • 1/2 pound grated American cheese
  • 1/2 pound grated Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 12 bacon strips, sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, roughly diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 cup coarse breadcrumbs, toasted


  1. Combine the American and Cheddar cheeses together with the cornstarch in a large mixing bowl, until the cheeses are uniformly coated. Set aside.
  2. Cook the ground beef in a pan over medium to high heat until brown, about 5-8 minutes, and set aside.
  3. Using the same pan, fry the bacon over medium heat until crisp (about 10 minutes), and set aside. Drain most of the bacon fat, and place the pan back on the stove.
  4. Add the onion and sauté for 5-10 minutes, until it turns translucent but not brown.
  5. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about a minute.
  6. Add the cooked ground beef, cheese and cornstarch mixture, cream cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, and ketchup, stirring constantly until everything is combined and the cheeses are melted.
  7. Transfer to a serving bowl, and top with bacon bits and toasted breadcrumbs.
  8. Serve hot.
Raymond Castillo SEE AUTHOR Raymond Castillo

Raymond dreams of a time when Filipino cuisine will rule the world. That adobo will be as common as burgers, and ensaymada will be more popular than cupcakes. His personal goal in life is to be just like Ryan Gosling, but with Anthony Bourdain's job. 

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9 responses to “How to Eat a Burger with a Straw: Triple Cheese Baconator Dip”

  1. What is this “dipping” you speak of? I’d eat it with a spoon. Breakfast of champions.

  2., you make the world a fatter place.This is AMAZING! *_*

  3. Rachelle T says:

    Where can I buy American Cheese? Can you suggest a particular brand? Thanks! This looks really yummy!

  4. (drooling) Thank you for all the recipes!

  5. Carolyn M says:

    I would change the American cheese to some Monterey Jack for some added flavor. Of course you are going by the burger ingredients! I’m going to change this with a few things a little different and not so fattening! 😉

  6. Krista Lough says:

    I think I’d leave out the lettuce. Can’t stand it warm and wilted.Maybe just have it off on the side as a topper so it’s still fresh and crisp. But everything else sounds good.

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