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Recipe: Maple-Bacon Beer Burgers

Maple-Bacon Beer Burgers
Maple-Bacon Beer Burgers From www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef (96% lean)

1/4 cup beer

1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split

4 slices reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

4 extra-thick slices Maplewood-smoked bacon, cut in half, cooked crisp

Combine ground beef, beer and Worcestershire in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.

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 degrees Fahrenheit, 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.

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

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