Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Burgers

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Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Burgers
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. 

4
Servings
412
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
4 burgers

Ingredients

  • 2 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
  • 4 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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
31%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Protein
33g
65%
Carbs
24g
8%
Vitamin A
43µg
5%
Vitamin B12
3µg
47%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
24.7%
Vitamin C
0.8mg
1.3%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.7%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
198mg
20%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
25µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
86µg
21%
Folic acid
36µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
25%
Magnesium
39mg
10%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
9mg
43%
Phosphorus
352mg
50%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
513mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
21%
Sodium
477mg
20%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
22.2%
Trans
0.8g
N/A
Zinc
7mg
44%

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