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Bacon-Stuffed Burgers

 Bacon-Stuffed Burgers
I came across this recipe years ago and added the pork sausage to perk it up. My husband claims these are the best burgers he's ever tasted, and I have to agree. They're great served with some crunchy dill pickles.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom pieces, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 8 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Leaf lettuce, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove
  • bacon and discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings. Saute onions in
  • drippings until tender. Crumble bacon; add with mushrooms to skillet
  • and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, combine beef, pork, cheese, pepper, garlic powder and
  • steak sauce in a large bowl. Shape into 16 patties. Divide bacon
  • mixture and place over eight of the patties. Place remaining patties
  • on top and press edges tightly to seal.
  • Grill over medium heat until well-done (pork sausage in burgers
  • requires thorough cooking). Serve on buns, with lettuce if desired.
  • Yield: 8 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 408 calories, 24 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 750 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein.
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