Bacon Burgers

Enjoy this wonderful burger made with beef and bacon patty that’s perfect for a dinner.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

3
lb lean ground beef
1
pkg (2.8 oz) real bacon pieces (about 3/4 cup)
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
8
whole wheat burger buns, split
8
small leaves leaf lettuce
8
slices (1 oz each) Cheddar cheese
8
teaspoons barbecue sauce
8
thin slices sweet onion (such as Vidalia®, Walla Walla, Maui or Texas Sweet)
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, combine ground beef and bacon pieces; mix gently. Shape into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Make slight indentation in center of each patty.
  • 2 When ready to grill, place patties on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 13 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, turning once. During last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking time, place buns cut side down on grill; heat until toasted.
  • 3 Place toasted bottoms of buns on large serving platter. Top each with lettuce. While patties are still on grill, sprinkle each with seasoned salt; top each with slice of cheese. Place patties on lettuce-lined buns. Immediately top each with 1 teaspoon barbecue sauce and 1 onion slice. Cover with top halves of buns.

Expert Tips

After putting the burgers on the grill, choose a clean plate for the cooked burgers.

To broil patties, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide, turning once. During last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking time, place buns cut side up on broiler pan; heat until toasted.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
615
(
Calories from Fat
350),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
39g
39%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
),
Cholesterol
145mg
145%;
Sodium
920mg
920%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
43g
43%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
14%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
26%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.