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Recipe: maplewood bacon beer burgers

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Maplewood bacon beer burgers serving suggestion

maplewood bacon beer burgers

What's not to love about this recipe? Ground Beef patties are grilled and topped with smoked bacon and cheddar.


  • 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
  • 1/4 cup beer
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 whole wheat or white hamburger buns, split
  • 4 slices reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 4 extra-thick slices Maplewood smoked bacon, cut in half, cooked crisp


  1. Combine Ground Beef, beer, and Worcestershire in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
  2. Place patties in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. About 2 minutes before burgers are done, place buns, cut-side down, on grid. Grill until lightly toasted. During last minute of grilling, top each burger with cheese.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

  3. Place burgers on bottom of buns; top with bacon slices. Close sandwiches.

    Cook's Tip: Reduced-sodium or regular bacon may be substituted for Maplewood-smoked bacon.

Nutrition information per serving: 513 Calories; 216 Calories from fat; 24g Total Fat (9 g Saturated Fat; 10 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 110 mg Cholesterol; 1301 mg Sodium; 25 g Total Carbohydrate; 3.2 g Dietary Fiber; 46 g Protein; 4.5 mg Iron; 17 mg NE Niacin; 0.6 mg Vitamin B6; 2.7 mcg Vitamin B12; 8.1 mg Zinc; 65.8 mcg Selenium; 132.2 mg Choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, and Choline; and a good source of Dietary Fiber.