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Dad's Best Burgers

 Dad's Best Burgers
This favorite was created by my father-in-law years ago, then I added a few things of my own. Even my husband, who doesn't care for cream cheese, gobbles up these burgers. - Mary Rolando, Farmington, Illinois
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Grill: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 8 hamburger buns, split

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef and
  • sausage over mixture; mix well. Shape into eight patties.
  • Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 4-6 minutes on each side
  • or until no longer pink. Serve on buns. Yield: 8 servings.
To give Dad's Best Burgers an Italian twist, use seasoned bread crumbs and Italian sausage. Serve with spaghetti or pizza sauce instead of traditional ketchup.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 407 calories, 22 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 704 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.

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Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.