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Caramelized Onion-Bacon Burgers

 Caramelized Onion-Bacon Burgers
These juicy, flavorful burgers feature a nice tang with the barbecue sauce on top. They're always a hit at get-togethers. —Jordan Mason, Brookville, Pennsylvania
4 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Grill: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 4 bacon strips, halved
  • 1 large sweet onion, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Place 1/3 cup barbecue sauce in a small bowl. Crumble beef over
  • barbecue sauce and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  • In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove
  • to paper towels; drain. In another skillet, saute onion in 2
  • tablespoons butter until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook,
  • stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Spread buns with remaining butter; set aside. Grill burgers, covered,
  • over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on
  • each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run
  • clear. Top with cheese. Grill 1 minute longer or until cheese is
  • melted.
  • Place buns, cut side down, on grill for 1-2 minutes or until toasted.

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Caramelized Onion-Bacon Burgers (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Spread buns with barbecue sauce; serve burgers on buns with onion
  • and bacon. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 645 calories, 40 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 137 mg cholesterol, 1,153 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.