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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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