Blackened Pepper Cheeseburgers with Onion Rings and Bacon Aioli

Course Dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Author Karly Gomez


  • 1 1/2 lbs. 80/20 Ground Beef
  • Fresh Cracked Peppercorns
  • Kosher Salt
  • 6 Slices Gouda Cheese
  • 1/2 Bag Alexia Crispy Onion Rings
  • 6 Buns
  • 2 C Mayo
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • 1 C Bacon minced
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prep a baking sheet with Alexia Crispy Onion Rings and bake as directed on the package.
  • In a small bowl, add the mayo, lemon juice, bacon, and garlic powder. Stir gently to combine, then add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Separate the ground beef into 6, 1/4 lb balls then pound out into patties sprinkle with salt. Cover with a thick layer of cracked peppercorns. Place the patties, pepper side down, on a griddle or grill pan preheated to medium-high and allow to sear for 3-4 minutes. Turn the temperature down to medium, then flip the patties and allow to cook for additional 5 minutes for medium and 7 for well done.
  • Add a slice of gouda cheese to each patty, then place on a cut bun, top with onion rings and then the top bun, slathered with a generous helping of bacon aioli. Serve with a side of Alexia Sweet Potato Fries and the remaining bacon aioli for dipping.