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Bacon Cheeseburgers for 2 Recipe

Bacon Cheeseburgers for 2 Recipe

For these change-of-pace burgers, the popular toppings are cooked inside the patties. That way, you get a burst of cheese and bacon flavors in every bite.—Deborah Biggs, Omaha, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 slices ready-to-serve fully cooked bacon
  • 1/3 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 hamburger buns, split
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 1/3 cup fresh baby spinach

Directions

  • 1. Heat bacon according to package directions for crisp bacon; cool. Finely crumble into a large bowl; add the cheese, vinegar, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into two patties.
  • 2. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with tomato and spinach. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 423 calories, 20 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 1,015 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.