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Wendy's Bacon Pretzel Cheeseburger
The Wendy's Bacon Pretzel Cheeseburger recipe includes the restaurant's classic burger patty on a handmade pretzel hamburger bun, topped with spring mix, tomato, and genuine Cheddar cheese. Wendy's introduced the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger in the summer of 2013. Though the sandwich was removed from the menu after a few months, it is now available for order at the restaurant. With this Wendy's recipe, though, you can prepare the sandwich whenever you like!
Start to finish: 25 minutes (Active time: 25 minutes)
|Customer service phone||614-764-3100|
|Served as||Main dish|
|Main ingredients||Ground beef, pretzel bun, cheese, bacon|
|Similar to||Bacon cheeseburger|
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Wendy's Bacon Pretzel Cheeseburger Ingredients
- 1 pretzel bun
- 4 ounces 80/20 ground beef chuck
- 1 slice cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup spring mix lettuce
- 2 slices Applewood smoked bacon
- 2 slices red onion
- 1 slice tomato, sliced 1/4" thick
- 2 teaspoons honey mustard
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
Recipe by CopycatRecipeGuide's Food Editors
Wendy's Bacon Pretzel Cheeseburger Recipe
- Preheat the broiler.
- Shape the beef into a patty by patting it between your hands until it has a thickness of 3/4 inch.
- Place the patty onto a baking pan and cook for 3 minutes per side until it reaches the desired doneness.
- Assemble the burger by placing the beef patty on the bottom half of the pretzel bun.
- Place the bacon slices on top of the patty.
- Add the cheese to the sandwich, then top with yellow mustard and honey mustard.
- Place the tomato slice, then the red onion slices, and then the spring mix on the sandwich.
- Rest the top half of the pretzel bun on top of the sandwich and serve.
Wendy's Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger Commercial
- According to Wendy's calculations, the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger calories come in at 680. You can lighten the calorie count by omitting the cheese or using a lowfat version, replacing the bacon with turkey bacon, and swapping the ground chuck for extra lean beef.
- To ensure that your burger patty cooks evenly, try broiling it rather than frying it in a pan or grilling it.
How to Shape a Burger Patty
Tips for shaping burger patties can help you avoid cooking a burger that bulges in the middle or shrinks during the cooking process. After you shape the patty, use your thumb to press an indent into the center of the patty. This depression keeps the burger from swelling up as it cooks.