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C loves a good bacon cheeseburger, even if his arteries do not.  Ha, ha!  I had never attempted to make one because frying and I, well, we just don’t get along.  So in my effort to be a good wife and fix things he enjoys, I got over my fear of frying and cooked this recipe from KevinAndAmanda.com.

The burgers turned out great even after I burned the first batch of bacon I cooked and then managed to smoke up the house while I was cooking the second batch. Oops!

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1 lb. bacon

1 lb. ground beef

1 pkg. dry ranch dressing mix

2 tbsp. A1 steak sauce

1 egg

Montreal steak seasoning

Sliced cheese of your choice

Hamburgers buns

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Cut the bacon in half and fry in a large skillet over medium-low heat about 10 minutes on each side.  Don’t do what I did and turn up the heat trying to make it cook faster.  Please, just don’t. 

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While the bacon is cooking, combine the ground beef with the ranch dressing mix, A1 sauce, and egg.  Mix this together with your hands and form into 6 patties.  Season both sides of the patties with Montreal steak seasoning.

When the bacon is done, leave just enough bacon grease in the skillet to coat the bottom.  Turn the heat up to medium high.  Put the hamburger patties in the skillet and cook for 3 minutes on each side.  While the burgers are cooking, spread a little butter on the buns and toast in a warm oven for about 5 minutes.

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Place the cooked bacon strips and a slice of cheese on each burger and place a lid on the skillet.  Turn off the heat and leave covered just until the cheese melts.  Build your burger and enjoy!

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How could you go wrong by combining Italian flavors with a grilled hamburger?  You can’t!  I found this recipe on Pinterest from Julie’s Eat and Treats and knew it had to be good.  We love burgers around here and the addition of shredded cheese and seasonings put these over the top.

Italian Burgers

1/2 cup shredded pizza blend cheese

1 tsp. Worcestshire sauce

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. black pepper

pinch of salt

1 tsp. dried onion flakes

1/8 tsp. oregano

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 cup traditional pasta sauce

4 buns

4 slices Provolone cheese

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Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.  Combine the shredded cheese, Worcestshire sauce, garlic powder, pepper, salt, onion flakes and oregano in a bowl.  Add the ground beef and thoroughly combine.  Form the meat mixture into four patties.

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Turn the grill down to medium and cook the burgers for four to five minutes on each side.  Butter the buns on each side.  Turn the grill down to low and place the buns on the grill to lightly toast.  Place the cheese slices on the burger to melt. 

Place the burgers on the buns and pour two tablespoons of the pasta sauce on the burger and then add your favorite burger toppings.

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Salsa Burgers

Salsa Burgers are another quick and easy meal idea from the folks at Plain Chicken.  I love their recipes so please go check them out when you have time.  Every recipe of theirs that I have tried has been delicious and I use them over and over which I can’t say about a lot of others.

These burgers turned out so tender and juicy that they just fell apart when I tried to get them on the buns.  I had a couple left over so C & I had them for lunch the next day.  The crumbled one made a great salad topping.

salsaburgers

1 lb. ground beef

1 egg

3 tbsp. salsa of your choice (I used medium.)

1 tbsp. taco seasoning

Sliced cheese of your choice (I used provolone.)

Buns

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In a large bowl, combine the beef, egg, salsa and seasoning.  Combine thoroughly and form into 4 patties.  Grill or broil to desired doneness then top with cheese.  Let the cheese melt then serve on buns with the toppings of your choosing.

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C is a big burger fan, but sometimes I get tired of plain old burgers and try to come up with some new ideas.  I have had a few failures, but some successes, too.  When I posted about my steakburger recipe here, I came up with the idea of a taco burger.  Now I know this probably isn’t a new concept, but this is my original recipe and it turned out pretty good.

Taco Burgers

1/2 lb. lean ground beef

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. taco seasoning

2 buns

2 slices provolone cheese

taco sauce to taste

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Combine the beef, oil and seasoning and make 2 patties from this mixture.

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Grill over medium high heat for 8-10 minutes for medium well to well done.  Toast the bun.  Add the cheese and continue toasting until cheese just starts to melt.  Add the burger patty and top with taco sauce.

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I guess this title might be a little misleading because these hamburgers are just good ol’ ground beef, but I use steak seasonings and sauce to give them a little kick.  This is my own original recipe so feel free to adjust the flavors to suit yourself.  You could also use taco seasoning with taco sauce for a Mexican flair.  Hmm, I might have to try that one.

The recipe results in 4 quarter pound burgers.   I had made a double batch for a Sunday dinner at my grandmother’s house so the photos show that.

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1 lb. ground beef

1 tbsp. olive oil (I use really lean ground beef so this adds some healthy fat for texture and flavor.)

1.5 tbsp. A-1 steak sauce

1/2 tsp. Montreal steak seasoning

4 hamburger buns

butter or butter spread (Oops, the buns and spread didn’t make it in the photo.)

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Mix all of the ingredients together and form into 4 same sized patties.  If you have time, let the patties chill in the fridge for an hour or two.  It makes them easier to work with. 

Preheat your grill to medium heat and lay the patties on the hot grill.  Cover and allow to cook for 5-6 minutes.  Now here is a great tip that I have learned in my limited grilling experience…once the patties are on the grill, DON’T MESS WITH THEM!  Turn them once and only once.  Don’t mash on them because you will just lose all of the good juice and flavor.  Leave them alone!

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Flip after 5-6 minutes have passed and cook for another 4 minutes.  While these are finishing, butter both sides of your buns because they are going on the grill, too.

Once the burgers are done, move them to the cooling shelf of your grill if you have one and put cheese on them if desired.  The cheese will melt with the residual heat.  Place the buns on the grill and cook for a couple of minutes.  Check to see if the butter is melted and you have a few grill marks then flip and cook the other side.

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Assemble your burgers and add your favorite burger toppings.

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Please join me at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage for Full Plate Thursday.

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