Devin Alexander's Bacon Cheeseburger

Added to Recipes on Wed 03/09/2011

Ingredients

Makes 1 Serving

4 oz 96% lean ground beef

11/2 tbsp 50% reduced-fat real bacon pieces

1 tsp dried minced onion

1 (about 31/2-inch-diameter) whole-wheat or whole-grain hamburger bun

1/2 oz light Swiss cheese slivers.

1 small leaf green lettuce

3 (1/4-in) slices plum tomato

1 tbsp ketchup or barbecue sauce

Salt to taste

 

Directions

Preheat a grill to high.

 

In a small bowl, mix the beef, bacon, and onion until well combined. Shape the beef into a patty about 1/2 inch larger in diameter than the bun. Lightly sprinkle both sides of the patty with salt.

 

Grill the burger 1 to 2 minutes per side for medium-rare or until desired doneness is reached. (Do not smash the burger with a spatula.) Just before the burger is done, place the bun halves, insides face down, on a top grill rack or away from open flame to toast them. Add the cheese atop the patty to melt, 15 to 30 seconds.

 

Place the toasted bun bottom on a plate. Add the burger patty, the lettuce, and the tomato slices. Spread the ketchup or barbecue sauce over the inside of the bun top and flip it atop the burger. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts

351 calories

36 g protein

29 g carbohydrates

11 g fat

4 g saturated fat

80 mg cholesterol

4 g fiber

745 mg sodium

 

Not Fattening

 

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