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Tastiest Cheddar-Bacon Burgers

Mouthwatering burgers on the grill are even better with secret ingredients added to the ground beef to keep it moist and flavorful.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
package instant dry onion-mushroom soup mix
1/4
cup chopped parsley or green onions
1/4
cup steak sauce
8
slices (1 oz each) white Cheddar cheese
1
large red onion, cut into 1/4 to 1/2-inch-thick slices
Olive oil
8
onion burger buns, split
8
small Bibb lettuce leaves
1/2
cup ranch dressing or mayonnaise
8
slices cooked bacon
2
medium tomatoes, thinly sliced

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix ground beef, soup mix, parsley and steak sauce until well blended. Shape mixture into 8 patties, about 3/4 inch thick.
  • 2 Place patties on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 13 to 15 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Top each burger patty with cheese slice (if desired, cut in half diagonally); cook just until cheese is melted.
  • 3 Meanwhile, brush onion slices with olive oil. Add to grill last 5 to 8 minutes of cooking time for patties. To toast buns, place cut side down on grill during last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking time.
  • 4 Layer buns with lettuce, ranch dressing, burger patties, bacon, tomato slices and onion slices.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix ground beef, soup mix, parsley and steak sauce until well blended. Shape mixture into 8 patties, about 3/4 inch thick.
  • 2 Place patties on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 13 to 15 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Top each burger patty with cheese slice (if desired, cut in half diagonally); cook just until cheese is melted.
  • 3 Meanwhile, brush onion slices with olive oil. Add to grill last 5 to 8 minutes of cooking time for patties. To toast buns, place cut side down on grill during last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking time.
  • 4 Layer buns with lettuce, ranch dressing, burger patties, bacon, tomato slices and onion slices.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For another variation, sauté thinly sliced onion with fresh mushrooms; place on cooked burgers with slice of Swiss cheese.

To broil burgers, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
590
(
Calories from Fat
340),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37g
37%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
1180mg
1180%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.