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Paul Bunyan Burgers Recipe

Paul Bunyan Burgers Recipe

This is one of my go-to grilling recipes. To make these burgers faster, substitute canned mushrooms and bacon bits. —Jo Reed, Craig, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:3 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 thin onion slices
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 slices process American cheese
  • 3 hamburger buns, split

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels. In the drippings, saute mushrooms and onion until tender. Transfer to a large bowl with a slotted spoon; add bacon.
  • 2. In another bowl, combine the egg, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, salt, pepper and horseradish; sprinkle beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six 1/4-in.-thick patties.
  • 3. Divide bacon mixture among three patties. Top with a cheese slice; fold in corners of cheese. Top with remaining patties; seal edges.
  • 4. Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 5-6 minutes a side or until a thermometer reads 160° and meat juices run clear. Serve on buns. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 797 calories, 55g fat (22g saturated fat), 229mg cholesterol, 1653mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 46g protein

Reviews for Paul Bunyan Burgers

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Aidenmaddiemom
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

"Amazing burger! I used deli American cheese and substituted for turkey bacon instead."

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Xena7751
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

"Wow, these were so good. I used portabello mushrooms and they were so moist and delicious. They were huge, I cut them in 1/2 and they were still a lot to eat."

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aliciaosu
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"This is the best new burger recipe we have tried in a long time. I'm not a big fan of mushrooms so we left those out. Great recipe!"

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voodoowitch
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

"While I was making these, I kept thinking, the end result had better be worth it because they are rather time consuming and messy. Just bit into one and yes it was well worth it. They taste amazing. I used sliced baby bella mushrooms because they are meatier and I didn't feel like lighting the grill so I broiled mine on high for 5 minutes each side."

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kshea
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2012

"We thought this was especially good! I added a little garlic powder and garlic salt instead of plain salt. A treat! I also spread some BBQ sauce on top as I was grilling."

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pattiolive
Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"i was looking forward to making this and it turned out just ok"

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jessie34
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"The BEST burger recipe. I didn't have bacon so I left that out and added 2 gloves of garlic. Thanks for the recipe."

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musicbert
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2011

"I've already made this 3 times in the past 2 weeks to share with other people! AWESOME burgers!"

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dominoes
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"Made these last night. They are ausome!!! My husband never likes to try new things. We had company over so he was forced to eat them. He couldn't get over how good they were. YIPPY The only thing I did differnet was made them in the morning, wrapped each one in clear wrap and cooked them on the grill that night and used different cheese. I think letting them sit like that let the flavors really blend. My Husband wants to have company over again and make them again."

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nagchompa
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"I would double it when I make it for my friends,myself could only eat one

i could only eat one"

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Michael51
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2010

"One of the best burger recipes ever."

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BabyBenz
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"I don't normally like/eat burgers, but this one was excellent. Because I eat quite healthfully all the time, the spluge on these was well worth it."

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HisVictoriah
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"I'm pleasantly surprised! I'm not normally a burger lover but this is definitely one for the books. I left out the mushrooms and diced the onions... other than that I stuck to the written recipe. I think it would be good to try olives or mushrooms in it, but its not lacking any kick with just bacon, cheese, and onion."

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Mamasuejean
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"I haven't made this recipe yet, but I will pare it down some. I will use bacobits, fresh mushrooms, etc., but skip the bacon grease sauteing, using olive oil instead. I will use 2% grated cheese, and sandwich thin buns. I will also use egg substitute. That would make it about 6-7 points ea., estimated, for Weight Watchers."

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jh_law04@yahoo.com
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"I cooked this for Sunday Lupper (mid afternoon meal) and got rave reviews with requests to make it again soon. I left off the onions and used Sandwich Rounds instead of Buns also used baby spinach leaves with the burgers. VERY GOOD!"

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kissdacook
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"havent tried it yet but it sounds good lol people r even arguing over it wow. now now ladies lol its only food"

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Regi M
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"Excellent recipe! I agree, use fresh ingredients. Thanks for reminding us that horseradish goes great with beef - I doubled the amount. These burgers are great to have without the bun seeing as most of "the works" are tucked inside - with various salads on the side. Thanks for the recipe!"

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pkash
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"If one is worried about calories & fat gram...post a slimmed down version & leave the rest of us alone!"

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wolfsmistress
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"This is similar to a number of "stuffed" burgers that our family has tried before, and it's quite good, but when they called it "Paul Bunyun," I was hoping for some kind of "blue ox" burger, or some special ingredient out of Minnesota, as long as it's not lutefiske! LOL"

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LucieLaRenta
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"Coolbaugh: It's YOUR choice to eat or not eat this burger. Try it or stop whinning."

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paflaglady
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"This is a great recipe. Best with fresh ingredients. Why do people come on here to yell about the calories? Get a life and eat one. One won't hurt you."

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Tom1234
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"If you like burgers the way I do. you'll like this one. It's very easy to prepare and tastes great. Great for sports night or day for that matter. Yum yum!"

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angiBangi
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"Now THATS a burger! Only problem I had was that it came out thick and had to eat it with a fork. But the taste.....was heaven!"

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momof3sons
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"When my boys were not so "Paul Bunyan" size, I pared down a very similar recipe. I used ketchup, mustard, half a cheese slice and some steak sauce inside and stretched a pound of meat to make 4-5 servings. Now that they are adults, they love the "grown-up" version!"

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MAXWELLSMOM0044@SBCGLOBAL.NET
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"797 CALORIES AND 55GFAT, THIS IS A HEART ATTACK WAITING TO HAPPEN"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.