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Bite it! HG's Classic Cheese 'n Bacon Burger
HG's Classic Cheese 'n Bacon Burger

Bacon Me Crazy!

Sometimes, a meatless burger patty just won't do the trick. BEEF RULES. Add some crispy bacon, melted cheese, and guilt-free stats, and what have you got? THIS RECIPE!

Ingredients:
One 100-calorie flat sandwich bun (like Arnold/Brownberry/Oroweat Sandwich Thins)

1/2 lettuce leaf
1 large tomato slice
1 slice center-cut bacon or turkey bacon
4 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)

1 tbsp. liquid egg whites (about half a large egg white)

Dash each salt and black pepper

Dash garlic powder

Dash onion powder
1 slice fat-free cheddar or American cheese

Optional toppings: mustard, ketchup, hamburger dill pickle chips

Directions:
Split bun into halves, and top the bottom half with lettuce and tomato.

Cook bacon until crispy, either in a skillet over medium heat or on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave. (See package for cook time.)

In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix beef, egg whites, and seasonings. Evenly form into a patty about 4 inches wide.

Bring a grill pan (or skillet) sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook patty for 3 - 4 minutes per side, or until cooked to your preference.

Top patty with cheese and cook until melted, about 45 seconds.

Transfer cheese-topped patty to the bottom half of the bun. Break bacon in half, and place over the patty. Finish it off with the top half of the bun!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: 1 burger (entire recipe)
Calories: 316
Fat: 8.5g
Sodium: 869mg
Carbs: 25g
Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 4g
Protein: 37g

PointsPlus® value 8*

HG Tip! Prepare several of the beef patties at once, and freeze the extras (individually wrapped in plastic). Each patty on its own has 155 calories, 5g fat, 251mg sodium, <0.5g carbs, 0g fiber, <0.5g sugars, and 25.5g protein (PointsPlus® value 4*). YES!

Fight it! Bacon Cheeseburger, Average
Bacon Cheeseburger, Average

Burger Bust...

We've seen you, making those sad puppy eyes at the bacon cheeseburger on the menu. (We're not stalkers, we've just been there ourselves often enough to know!) You wanna order it, but the grossly oversized calorie and fat counts that come along with it are unacceptable. Why torture yourself? We have a REAL solution... and it's made with REAL beef and REAL bacon! Restaurant versions and fast-food varieties will cost you nearly 700 calories and 43g fat, NOT including the fries. Ummmm... Not worth it! Especially when it's so very easy to whip up our recipe at home. Side of fries? Coming right up! Fair warning: This recipe feeds only one; so if you've got company, multiply it to keep others from making sad puppy eyes at your burger!

Serving Size: 1 burger
Calories: 685
Fat: 43g
Sodium: 1,319mg
Carbs: 38g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 6g
Protein: 36g

PointsPlus® value 18*

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CHEW ON THIS:

What a coincidence... Today, September 18th, is National Cheeseburger Day! And we just happen to have a brand-new cheeseburger recipe! This was in no way planned! We're not fooling you, are we?

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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.

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