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Giant Barbecue Bacon Burger

Prep time 16 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
Don't let your eyes deceive you. This oversize burger will feed up to 6 partygoers after it's cut into generous wedges.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

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