Maple-Bacon Beer Burger

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Total Recipe Time:  20 to 25 minutes
Makes 4 servings

1 pound Ground Beef
1/4 cup beer
2 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
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 on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 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.
3.Place burgers on bottom of buns; top with bacon slices. Close sandwiches.

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.

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

Nutritional Information
Nutrition information per serving, using 95% lean Ground Beef: 513 calories; 24 g fat (9 g saturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat); 110 mg cholesterol; 1301 mg sodium; 25 g carbohydrate; 3.2 g fiber; 46 g protein; 17.0 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 2.7 mcg vitamin B12; 4.5 mg iron; 65.8 mcg selenium; 8.1 mg zinc; 132.2 mg choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline; and a good source of fiber.
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