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Bacon and Cheddar Chipotle Burger

Recipe from: Teddy's Mommy
Servings: 2 burgers

I had ground beef thawed, a ½ used can of chipotle in adobo and didn't know what to make. I honestly didn't even think about using the chipotles until I came across a recipe here using them. I didn't really follow that recipe much though I looked at around 20 burger recipes trying to decide what to do. As I started looking, I started writing a list of the items from each recipe that sounded good. Then I put them together and made this. I found that my Kaiser rolls had molded and had to do a "quick bread change" and I think it came out better for it. The handsome man (DB) liked it so much he asked me to write it down immediately, then he had me read it back to him to make sure I didn't forget anything LOL.

4 slices red onions, finely sliced
6 slices tomatoes
6 slices bacon
4 slices sourdough bread, toasted
2 slices sharp cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup shiraz wine
½ cup portabella mushroom, sliced

For the Meat:
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon adobo sauce from can of chipotle in adobo
3 canned chipotle peppers, diced
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
⅛ teaspoon salt
⅛ cup toasted wheat germ

For the Dressing:
¼ cup ranch dressing—I used Hidden Valley Ranch
1 tablespoon dried chipotle powder

Mix all ingredients for meat together in a medium sized bowl. Allow to sit while preparing other items. Mix all ingredients for dressing. Place into refrigerator until ready to use. Slice tomatoes, onions and mushrooms. Melt butter under medium heat, add olive oil and syrah, sauté mushrooms until cooked and slightly browned. Set aside.

Cook bacon—I prefer to fry it but use whatever method you prefer. Set aside. Toast sour dough bread. Form meat into two large patties the same shape as your bread. Place patties on pre-heated grill and grill until moderately charred on the outside and medium or medium rare on the inside. When patties are almost done place cheese on patties. Cook until melted. Spread dressing on bread, to the thickness you prefer. Place patty on bread along with all toppings (mushrooms, bacon, tomatoes, and onions. Enjoy!


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