Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Burgers
Staff Writer

Missy Chase Lapine

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Burgers

When you load toppings onto a burger, they often fall off. My inside-out stuffed burgers mix the toppings into the meat, giving you a whole new experience of smoky-flavored turkey bacon, Cheddar, and meaty portobello mushrooms in every bite. 

Ingredients

  • slices turkey bacon
  • 1  Pound  lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2  Ounce  portobello mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  onion powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  each salt and ground black pepper
  • 1  Teaspoon  Worcestershire sauce
  • 2  Ounces  reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, shredded or diced
  • 2  Tablespoons  ground flaxseed
  • whole-grain hamburger buns

Directions

Prepare bacon as directed on package, drain on paper towels, and chop into small pieces. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, use your hands to gently but thoroughly mix together the next 7 ingredients. Dampen hands and form into 4 equal-size balls, then gently press into patties, about 1/2- to 3/4-inch thick.

Preheat an outdoor grill (or indoor grill pan) to medium-high, and brush or wipe the grill grates with oil.

Grill burgers about 5 minutes on each side, flipping only once, or to desired doneness. 

Remove burgers to let rest on a clean plate while you warm the buns for a minute on the grill. Add optional options such as ketchup, mustard, tomato slices, lettuce, pickles, and/or onions for garnish and serve. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
113mg
38%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
37g
80%
Vitamin A, RAE
36µg
5%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
95mg
10%
Choline, total
112mg
26%
Folate, total
11µg
3%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
40mg
13%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
444mg
63%
Selenium, Se
28µg
51%
Sodium, Na
325mg
22%
Water
93g
3%
Zinc, Zn
9mg
100%

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.