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Dagwood Burgers

 Dagwood Burgers
You definitely need a knife and fork to dig into these piled-high burgers. They make a tasty luncheon meal. - Ruby Berry, Brandenton, Florida
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup prepared coleslaw salad dressing
  • 4 thick slices bread, toasted
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and drained
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 slices onion
  • 8 slices unpeeled cucumber
  • 4 slices dill pickle
  • 4 pitted jumbo ripe olives
  • 1/4 cup salad dressing of your choice, optional

Directions

  • Shape beef into four patties. Broil 4-in. from the heat or cook in a
  • large skillet over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until
  • a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear; drain.
  • Spread coleslaw dressing over bread. Top each slice with a beef
  • patty, bacon, cheese, tomato, onion, two cucumber slices, pickle and
  • olive. Secure with a toothpick. Serve with additional salad dressing
  • if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Vary the flavor of Dagwood Burgers by combining different salad dressings and cheese. For instance, pair Thousand Island with Swiss, ranch with American or creamy Italian with mozzarella.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.