Giant Barbecue Bacon Burger (RECIPE)

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Everything is better when its bigger, right? Today, since Spring is now less than a month away (yay!!), we’re sharing the recipe for a giant barbecue bacon burger – it’s the best of all worlds with sizzling bacon, delicious barbecue sauce, and one and a half pounds of hamburger – you’ll be itching to serve this badboy up at your next biker barbecue party. Check out the recipe, with full directions, below.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 bacon slices, cooked
  • 4 (1-ounce) processed American cheese slices
  • 1 (9-inch) round bread loaf, unsliced
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle slices

Directions:

1. Prepare the grill.

2. Prepare the burger patty: Place butter in a big microwave-safe bowl. Cover with wax paper, and microwave at HIGH 30 seconds or until butter melts. Stir in onion. Cover and microwave at HIGH 2 more minutes or until onion is tender. Cool. Add beef, oats, egg, 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, salt, and pepper; mix well. Turn beef mixture out onto a big piece of aluminum foil, and shape into a 9-inch patty.

3. Grill patty, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 8 minutes on each side or until no longer pink, using a wide spatula to turn. Arrange bacon and cheese on patty the last 2 minutes of cooking.

4. Assemble the burger: Cut loaf of bread in half horizontally. Spread 1/4 cup barbecue sauce over cut side of bottom half of bread. Arrange lettuce over barbecue sauce. Top with burger, tomato slices, and pickles. Cut burger into wedges to serve.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 540
Calories from fat: 38 %
Fat: 22.7 g
Saturated fat: 11.4 g
Monounsaturated fat: 8.2 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3 g
Protein: 36.5 g
Carbohydrates: 49.2 g
Fiber: 1.6 g
Cholesterol: 131 mg
Iron: 5 mg
Sodium: 1484 mg
Calcium: 120 mg
Also, check out pro tips on how to prepare your charcoal grill:

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