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Cheese + Bacon + Onion = YUM! (Burger Swap)

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Bite it! HG's Cheesy Bac'Onion Burger
HG's Cheesy Bac'Onion Burger

CB-Oh Yeah!

McDonald's latest specialty burger has been calling our name! So we got to work on a guilt-free makeover, and here it is now...

Ingredients:
1 tbsp. fat-free mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. spicy brown mustard
1 slice center-cut bacon or turkey bacon
1/3 cup thinly sliced onion cut into 2-inch strips
1 Boca Original Vegan Veggie/Meatless Burger
1 slice 2% milk cheddar cheese
One 100-calorie flat sandwich bun (like Arnold/Brownberry/Oroweat Sandwich Thins)

Directions:
In a small bowl, mix mayo with mustard until uniform.

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.)

Place onion in a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray. Add 1/4 cup water, cover, and set heat to medium. Cook for 6 minutes.

Uncover, and cook and stir until water has evaporated and onion has softened and lightly browned, about 3 minutes.

Transfer onion to a small bowl, and cover to keep warm.

If needed, clean skillet. Remove from heat, re-spray, and return to medium heat. Cook burger patty for about 4 minutes per side, until cooked through.

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

Split bun into halves, and place the cheese-topped patty on the bottom half. Break bacon in half, and place over the patty. Top with cooked onion.

Spread the top half of the bun with mayo mixture, and place it over the onion. Eat up!

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: 1 sandwich (entire recipe)
Calories: 280
Fat: 8g
Sodium: 994mg
Carbs: 35g
Fiber: 9.5g
Sugars: 6g
Protein: 25g

PointsPlus® value 7*

Fight it! McDonald's Angus CBO
McDonald's Angus CBO

CB-Oh No...

It's TOTALLY possible to grab a no-guilt meal at McD's -- there's even an entire section of the menu devoted to items under 400 calories. (Thank you, Ronald & Co.!) It's the elaborate mega-burgers like this thing that'll get you in trouble. What makes this newbie so scary in the stats department? The ginormous patty, multiple slices of cheddar, slabs of bacon, and creamy sauce. It all adds up to a hefty caloric price tag, not to mention more than 40 fat grams! That said, we love the idea of a cheddar-bacon-onion burger. So we headed straight to the kitchen to create a slimmed-down swap. We started with two HG staples -- our favorite meatless burger patty and a 100-calorie flat bun. Then we loaded up the burger with not-quite-reckless abandon for our take on Mickey D's uber-decadent sandwich. Pssst... For help on what to order at the drive-thru, click here for our fast-food survival guide!

Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Calories: 790
Fat: 41g
Sodium: 1,830mg
Carbs: 62g
Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 11g
Protein: 45g

PointsPlus® value 21*

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