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Bacon Cheeseburgers for 2

For these change-of-pace burgers, the popular toppings are cooked inside the patties. That way, you get a burst of cheese and bacon flavors in every bite.—Deborah Biggs, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 slices ready-to-serve fully cooked bacon
  • 1/3 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 hamburger buns, split
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 1/3 cup fresh baby spinach

Directions

  • Heat bacon according to package directions for crisp bacon; cool. Finely crumble into a large bowl; add the cheese, vinegar, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into two patties.
  • Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with tomato and spinach.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 423 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 1015mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein.

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