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Classic Western Burger
Prep Time:
0 minutes
Cook Time:
15 to 20 minutes
10 servings

10 slices thick-cut bacon

2 large eggs

2/3 cup milk

1 onion, peeled and minced

2 teaspoons minced garlic

3 pounds ground lean beef

1 cup bread crumbs

10 slices red onion

10 slices cheddar cheese

10 hamburger buns


In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over Medium-High heat, cook bacon, turning occasionally, un
til browned on both sides and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain. W
hen cool, break each slice in half.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, onion, garlic, 11/4 teaspoons salt and 1/2 te
aspoon pepper to blend. Add beef and breadcrumbs and mix gently.
Form into 10 equal patties, each about 4 1/2 inches wide. Brush onion slices lightly on bo
th sides with bacon fat in pan. Discard remaining fat.
Lay patties and onion slices on a barbecue grill. Cook, turning meat and onions once to br
own on both sides, 6 to 8 minutes total.
About 2 minutes before patties are done, top each with a slice of cheese. Also lay bun hal
ves, cut side down, on grill and toast 1 to 2 minutes.
Set bun bottoms on a platter or plates. With a wide spatula, transfer patties to bun botto
ms. Top each with a grilled onion slice, 2 pieces of bacon, and a spoonful of special slaw
. Cover with bun tops

Nutritional Information

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