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Bacon Burger Puffs

 Bacon Burger Puffs
This recipe is the result of my attempt to improve upon a dish I sampled at our local county fair. Friends and family say these are the best burgers they've ever eaten. - Connie Williams, Starke, Florida
4 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Cook: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 16 bacon strips, halved
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 envelope au jus sauce mix

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove
  • to paper towel. Drain and discard drippings. Shape beef into four
  • patties. In the same skillet, cook patties over medium heat until no
  • longer pink; cool. On a lightly floured surface, roll out puff
  • pastry to half of the original thickness. Cut into four rectangles.
  • Place a slice of mozzarella cheese in the center of each rectangle;
  • top each with four bacon pieces, one beef patty, four more bacon
  • pieces and a slice of cheddar cheese. Wrap pastry around filling.
  • Brush edges with water; seal. Place on a greased baking sheet. Brush
  • with milk. Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, prepare au jus sauce according to package directions.
  • Serve with the burger puffs. Yield: 4 servings.