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Punk Rock Foodie: The No Control Burger

Written By | Jan 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES, January 19, 2014 — Americans love their burgers and punk rockers are no different. No Control is a classic Bad Religion record and the No Control burger is an instant classic American burger. This is an easy to prepare burger that will kill every burger you have ever made.

Scroll below video for recipe.


1 lb. ground beef
1 package of center cut bacon
4 slices of processed American cheese (Feel free to go bananas and substitute a variety of different cheeses)
1 sweet yellow onion (white or purple onions can be used also)
4 sesame seed buns (no shame in the $0.99 brand)
A sweet barbeque sauce of your choice


Cook bacon in frying pan and set aside. Discard most of the bacon grease. Leave a little, eyeball it, don’t be scared, it’s just bacon grease. Crumble bacon and mix it into the ground beef with your hands. Makes sure the bacon spreads evenly throughout (or remember which one has the most bacon because that will be the best one). Mold the beef/bacon mixture with your hands into four patties of your desired size and thickness.

Set your grill to burger mode and throw the patties on the grill. Next, chop an onion and throw them in the heated pan with the bacon grease. Keep an eye on the onions and keep them moving. When they turn brown and soft, the onions are done. Burgers should be ready to flip after you throw onions in the pan. After you flip the burgers, add the cheese. Once the cheese is melted and burgers cooked to your desired temperature, remove the burgers from the grill.

Spread mayo on both sides of the buns. Ketchup and mustard may also be added. Place the burger on one side of the bun. Add a hefty serving of the onions and then drizzle the barbeque sauce to top it off.

Additional toppings: More slices of bacon and a fried egg will only serve to make your eating experience more enjoyable.

Pairs with: This burger pairs well with Pabst Blue Ribbon or Hamm’s if you’re a beer drinker. If you’re more into wine, a nice bottle of Charles Shaw Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon will work well also.

The Punk Rock Foodie brand was inspired by the genius of Xander Tee. Recipes by Kevin J. Wells


Kevin Wells

Kevin J. Wells was born and raised in the Los Angeles area in a town called Montrose. He is the Sports Editor and a baseball and punk music columnist at Communities Digital News. He also writes for New Noise Magazine and currently plays guitar for and is a founding member of the Los Angeles punk rock band, Emmer Effer.