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BLT Burgers Recipe

BLT Burgers Recipe

My husband loves a good BLT, but sometimes he wants something a little more substantial. That's where these burgers come in. To keep prep simple, I use packaged pre-cooked bacon and zap it in the microwave for a few seconds before serving. —Deborah Biggs, Omaha, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 8 hamburger buns, split
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 24 cooked bacon strips
  • 8 slices tomato, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, cheese and ketchup. In a large bowl, mix tomato paste, salt and pepper. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into eight 3/4-in.-thick patties.
  • 2. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat 5-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  • 3. Serve burgers on buns with sauce, lettuce, bacon and, if desired, tomato. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger (calculated without tomato) equals 776 calories, 54 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 142 mg cholesterol, 1,403 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 44 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.