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Deluxe Bacon Burgers

 Deluxe Bacon Burgers
I CREATED this recipe and won a red ribbon for it in a 1976 cookbook contest. It's like meat loaf in a bun, so it's very hearty. Sometimes I'll serve it with gravy and without the bun. When I prepared this for dinner, I always felt my family was well fed. -Bernadine Dirmeyer, Harpster, Ohio
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 1 large onion, grated
  • 1 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 8 lettuce leaves, optional
  • 8 hamburger buns, split, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef
  • over mixture and mix gently. Shape into eight patties. Wrap a bacon
  • strip around each patty; secure with toothpicks.
  • In a large skillet, cook burgers until meat is no longer pink and
  • bacon is crisp. Remove toothpicks. Serve on lettuce-lined buns if
  • desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 412 calories, 28 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 144 mg cholesterol, 554 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 27 g protein.

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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.