Gourmet Stuffed Burgers

Favorite hamburger toppings can be found inside these juicy burgers.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds 85% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2   garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 slices (3/4 ounce each) American pasteurized process cheese food
  • 4 strips bacon, crisply cooked, drained and crumbled
  • 6   hamburger buns or onion rolls, split
  •  Optional toppings: lettuce, sliced onion, tomato or pickles

Directions

  1. Crumble ground beef into Classic Batter Bowl. Add onion, ketchup, garlic pressed with Garlic Press, salt and black pepper; mix gently but thoroughly. Form mixture into 12 round patties, about 1/4 inch thick. Fold cheese slices into quarters and place on half of the patties. Top with bacon and remaining patties; seal well, forming six stuffed burgers.

  2. Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium coals. Place patties on grid of grill. Grill, covered, 11-14 minutes for medium (160°F) doneness or until meat is no longer pink near center, turning once using BBQ Turner.

  3. Meanwhile, place bun halves, cut side down, on grid of grill. Grill 30-60 seconds or until buns are lightly toasted. Place burgers in buns. Serve with toppings, if desired.

Yield:

  • 6  servings of  sandwiches

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 550, Total Fat 31 g, Saturated Fat 13 g, Cholesterol 120 mg, Carbohydrate 28 g, Protein 37 g, Sodium 1030 mg, Fiber 1 g

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

2 starch, 4 1/2 medium-fat meat, 1 fat (2 carb)

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