Surf N' Turf Burger (Grilled Burger With Lobster and Bacon) Recipe

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

A grilled hamburger topped with lobster salad and crispy bacon.

Recipe Facts

Active: 60 mins
Total: 60 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 1/2 pound cooked lobster meat, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, plus more for assembling

  • 1 teaspoon juice from 1 lemon

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 20 ounces freshly ground beef, divided into four 5-ounce patties

  • 4 toasted hamburger buns

  • 4 slices tomato

  • 4 leaves green leaf lettuce

  • 8 slices crisply cooked bacon


  1. Combine lobster, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and chives in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  2. When ready to serve, season burger patties generously with salt and pepper and cook burgers to desired doneness on a hot grill or in a skillet on the stovetop, 125°F for medium rare or 135°F for medium, topping with cheese for last minute of cooking. Let burger patties rest for 5 minutes off heat.

  3. Top bottom buns with mayonnaise, tomato, and lettuce. Top with burger patty, then divide lobster salad mixture evenly between burgers. Top each burger with 2 slices bacon. Close burgers and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
607 Calories
31g Fat
26g Carbs
53g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 607
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 1099mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 53g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 155mg 12%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 722mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)