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Inside-Out Bacon Cheeseburgers

Ingredients

  • 12 bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 whole garlic bulbs
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 pounds ground beef
  • 12 slices Swiss cheese, quartered
  • 2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 12 kaiser rolls, split

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 1/2 cup drippings.
  • 2. Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut tops off of garlic bulbs. Brush with 1 tablespoon bacon drippings. Wrap each bulb in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • 3. Squeeze softened garlic into a large bowl; add the Worcestershire sauce, pepper and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 24 patties. Layer 2 pieces of cheese, bacon and remaining cheese onto the center of each of 12 patties. Top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal.
  • 4. In a large skillet, cook onions in remaining reserved drippings over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  • 5. Meanwhile, grill burgers, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Grill rolls, uncovered, for 1-2 minutes or until toasted. Serve burgers on rolls with onions.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 733 calories, 43g fat (18g saturated fat), 157mg cholesterol, 840mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 48g protein.

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