Recipes: Burgers, drumsticks with a Creole twist, plenty of bacon

Drumsticks + burgers wrapped in bacon seasoned with Tony Chachere’s dressing

Amp up your game day appetizers with bacon-wrapped drumsticks seasoned with Tony Chachere's dressing. (Dustin Paulos, Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – Drumsticks with bacon and bacon-wrapped burgers?! It’s a tasty touchdown for the biggest game of the year.

Chef Gaye, of Tony Chachere’s, is cooking up game day goodies with plenty of bacon and Creole seasoning.

Perfect for entertaining, these spicy bacon chicken drumsticks are grilled, then served with Tony Chachere’s ranch salad dressing.

The burgers, marinated with Tony Chachere’s burger marinade and seasoned with the bold Creole seasoning, pairs nicely with sharp cheddar cheese and a slice of bacon.

Check out the recipes below.

Drumsticks wrapped in bacon?! It’s a tasty touchdown for the biggest game of the year, and Chef Gaye with Tony Chachere's gives us the play-by-play for the recipe. Recipe on

Bacon-wrapped chicken drumsticks


  • 14 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 pound sliced bacon (room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Tony Chachere’s bold Creole seasoning
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar


Preheat grill to 375°F.

Mix chili powder and Tony Chachere’s seasoning, then place in a shallow bowl. Place brown sugar in another bowl.

Roll drumsticks in seasoning mix. Place on a baking pan.

Wrap one slice of bacon around each drumstick. Place on a greased baking pan. Roll legs in brown sugar.

Place chicken on grill for 10 minutes. Turn and cook for 10 minutes more.

Place on top rack on indirect heat. Cover and cook for 40 minutes. Take off grill.

Tip: You can also bake these in a conventional oven. Preheat to 425°F and bake for 50 minutes.

Cheddar stuffed bacon wrapped burgers


  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup Tony Chachere’s burger marinade
  • 2 tablespoons Tony Chachere’s bold Creole seasoning
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, cut into slices
  • 1 pound bacon
  • Toothpicks


Preheat grill.

In a bowl, combine ground beef, burger marinade and 2 tablespoons of bold Creole seasoning. Measure 1/2 cup portions of beef, shape into patties and chill in the refrigerator.

Remove patties from fridge. Place one slice of cheese in center of each patty. Cover with another patty. Wrap burger with bacon.

Grill burgers over medium heat, about 7 to 8 minutes per side (or until cooked through), and internal temperature registers 160°F on thermometer.

Serve burgers on toasted buns with your favorite toppings.

More recipes from Tony Chachere’s:

- Blackened shrimp salad

- Bacon-wrapped, green onion-stuffed marinated pork tenderloin

- Add Cajun flavor to your chicken dinner

About the Authors:

Diana Winters is a San Antonio-area native, Emmy award-winning and GLAAD-nominated journalist who loves the Alamo City. She is the executive producer of SA Live, creator of South Texas PRIDE and co-creator of Texas Eats.

Robert started his career at KSAT more than 10 years ago. He started as a prompter operator, to director, to promotions producer and now SA Live producer. He loved the excitement of news but entertainment is where he feels at home.