Giant Barbecue Bacon Burger

Giant Barbecue Bacon Burger Recipe
Don't let your eyes deceive you. This oversize burger will feed up to 6 partygoers after it's cut into generous wedges.

Yield:

Makes 6 servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 16 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 540
Caloriesfromfat 38 %
Fat 22.7 g
Satfat 11.4 g
Monofat 8.2 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 36.5 g
Carbohydrate 49.2 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 131 mg
Iron 5 mg
Sodium 1484 mg
Calcium 120 mg

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

Preparation

1. Ask a grown-up to 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.

Note:

Southern Living Kids Cookbook

August 2008
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