Candied Bacon Cinnamon Roll Burger

August 26, 2015 3:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Candied Bacon Cinnamon Roll Burger

Candied Bacon Cinnamon Roll Burger

This recipe is from, your go-to bbq blog for everything you love about barbecuing. This entire recipe is made on the grill—cinnamon rolls included! We’ve all seen bacon cinnamon rolls, but how often do you see them cooked on the bbq and used as buns for a cheeseburger? Not very often. The idea is so genius though, we’re surprised the Internet isn’t over-flowing with similar recipes! So gather up these ingredients and fire up the BBQ.


13 oz. can Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
8 slices thick-cut bacon
2 tbsp. maple syrup
¼ cup brown sugar
4 eggs
½ tbsp. unsalted butter
1 lb. 80/20 ground beef formed in to 4 patties
Coffee dry rub (recipe below)
4 slices Swiss cheese (may substitute another cheese)

Coffee Dry Rub Ingredients:
1 tbsp. ground coffee
½ tbsp. smoked paprika
½ tbsp. Kosher salt
½ tbsp. brown sugar
¼ tsp. ground mustard
¼ tsp. ground black pepper


Prepare grill for medium-high heat cooking (approximately 400 degrees). Place bacon on a wire rack and brush with maple syrup. Sprinkle the bacon with brown sugar and place the wire rack on top of a roasting pan. Set the roasting pan on the grill, cover the grill and allow the bacon to cook for 10-15 minutes until the bacon is nicely browned but not fully crisp. Remove the bacon from the grill and wipe excess grease from the roasting pan.

Lay cinnamon roll dough out in long strips then top each strip with a slice of candied bacon. Roll up the dough into a pinwheel to create the cinnamon rolls.

Place the candied bacon cinnamon rolls approximately 2-3 inches apart on a sheet pan. Place the sheet pan on top of the roasting pan for indirect cooking. Cover the grill and allow the cinnamon rolls to cook for approximately 15 minutes until lightly browned and flaky.

Set cinnamon rolls aside and preheat a large skillet on the grill. Add the butter and once melted crack the eggs and fry until the whites are no longer runny. Remove the eggs from the grill and fully open the bottom grill vents.

Season burger patties with coffee dry rub seasoning and grill for approximately 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.
To assemble the burgers, top four of the candied bacon cinnamon rolls with a burger patty (note: you may have to trim the top of the cinnamon rolls with kitchen shears to allow the burger to sit flat), add a slice of cheese and a fried egg then top each burger with a candied bacon cinnamon roll and drizzle with icing. Serve immediately.

Instructions for the Coffee Rub:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

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