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Decked-Out Burgers

 Decked-Out Burgers
"This is an easy way to make ordinary burgers taste exceptionally good," writes Karen Bourne from Magrath, Alberta. "Guests always enjoy the flavorful topping that's made with bacon, cheese, mushrooms and mayonnaise."
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • Lettuce leaves and tomato slices, optional


  • In a bowl, combine cheese, mushrooms, mayonnaise and bacon; cover and
  • refrigerate. In another bowl, combine the beef, onion, salt, pepper,
  • garlic powder and hot pepper sauce. Shape into six 1/2-in.-thick
  • patties.
  • Grill, covered, over medium-hot heat for 4-5 minutes on each side.
  • Spoon cheese mixture on top of each burger. Grill 1-2 minutes longer
  • or until the cheese begins to melt. Serve on buns with lettuce and
  • tomato if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 496 calories,

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Decked-Out Burgers (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 29 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 1,056 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.