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Bacon-Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers for Two

 Bacon-Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers for Two
These loaded burgers are one hearty meal in a bun. They’re sure to satisfy the biggest appetites. —Christine Keating, Norwalk, California
2 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons bacon bits
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 romaine leaves
  • 4 tomato slices

Directions

  • Shape beef into four thin patties. Combine the cream cheese, blue
  • cheese and bacon bits; spoon onto the center of two patties. Top
  • with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal. Combine the
  • salt, garlic powder and pepper; sprinkle over patties.
  • Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat
  • for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads

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Bacon-Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers for Two (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 160° and juices run clear.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms in oil until tender.
  • Stir in water and mustard.
  • Serve burgers on buns with mayonnaise, romaine, tomato and mushroom
  • mixture. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 stuffed burger equals 675 calories, 40 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 140 mg cholesterol, 1,308 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 48 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.