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Bacon-Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers

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

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
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    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup bacon bits
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 romaine leaves
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced

Directions

  • Shape beef into eight thin patties. Combine the cream cheese, blue
  • cheese and bacon bits; spoon onto the center of four 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

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Bacon-Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 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: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 701 calories, 43 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 149 mg cholesterol, 1,280 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.