This dressed-up bacon burger is a true crowd-pleaser. If you pull the ground beef from your freezer, make sure it has been well wrapped and frozen for 3 months or less to ensure best flavor.
8 bacon slices
1 (4.5-oz.) jar sliced mushrooms, drained and chopped
1/2 cup chopped Vidalia or sweet onion
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup bottled honey barbecue sauce, divided
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 sesame seed hamburger buns, toasted
How to Make It
Arrange bacon on a paper towel-lined microwave-safe plate; cover with a paper towel. Microwave bacon at HIGH 2 minutes or until edges begin to crinkle and bacon is partially cooked.
Sauté mushrooms and onion in hot oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes or until tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, and stir in 2 Tbsp. barbecue sauce.
Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high). Shape ground beef into 8 (5-inch) thin patties. Place 2 Tbsp. mushroom mixture in center of each of 4 patties. Top with remaining patties, pressing edges to seal. Shape into 4-inch patties. Wrap sides of each patty with 2 bacon slices, overlapping ends of each slice. Secure bacon using wooden picks. Sprinkle patties with salt. Cover and chill 10 minutes.
Grill patties, covered with grill lid, over 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat 5 to 6 minutes on 1 side. Turn and baste with half of remaining barbecue sauce. Grill 5 to 6 minutes or until beef is no longer pink in center. Turn and baste with remaining barbecue sauce. Remove from grill, and let stand 5 minutes. Remove wooden picks. Serve burgers on buns, and top with remaining mushroom mixture.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Kraft Honey Barbecue Sauce.
These came out yummy. My hubby loved them and wants to make them again even though we just had them 2 days ago. I didn't wrap them in bacon, just put the cooked bacon on top as another reviewer suggested. The mushroom onion topping was what really made them so good. Nice easy recipe for a week night. Probably not worthy of a special occasion (although my husband would probably disagree lol). I will definatly make again.
Amazing taste. I used my own BBQ sauce and made one without mushrooms for my husband. He loved his as well. Definately will serve to our children when they come over for "Family Night". Get the sesame seeded buns. Worth it.
I followed another viewers advice and fried the bacon, then sauteed the onions and mushrooms in the bacon drippings. I just topped the burgers with the bacon instead of wrapping it around them, and then topped them with the onion mushroom mixture. One of the best burgers I've ever had!
I followed the advice of the other reviewer and fried the bacon in a skillet and then cooked the onions and mushroom in the bacon grease and just topped the burgers instead of stuffing them, turned out very good, my husband said it was like a restaurant burger, try this one!
I found this an ok burger recipe... I think I would have preferred the stuffing just be the topping (and cheese would be excellent with it - although that would be heart attack on a bun). Think I would also prefer the bacon to just be on the top as well. The cooking time indicated is way too long
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