Bacon-Cheese Burgers with Orange Salsa

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Bacon-Cheese Burger with Orange Salsa

YIELD Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

2 large oranges, peeled, pith removed and diced
1 jalapeño pepper,* seeded and finely chopped
1 large shallot, peeled and finely chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 slices bacon
1 pound ground beef round
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
*Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.

PREPARATION:

  1. For orange salsa, combine oranges, jalapeño, shallot, cilantro, cider vinegar, honey and salt in medium bowl. Stir until well blended; set aside.
  2. Cook bacon in large skillet until very crisp. Drain on paper towels; crumble or chop into small pieces. Discard all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings from skillet.
  3. Combine bacon, beef and cheese in bowl; stir gently until just mixed. Shape into 4 patties. Cook in bacon drippings remaining in skillet about 5 minutes per side or until well browned and no longer pink in center. Serve with orange salsa.
This recipe appears in: Beef
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Serving Size: 1 burger with 1/2 cup salsa
Fiber 2 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Cholesterol 86 mg
Saturated Fat 6 g
Total Fat 13 g
Calories from Fat 42 %
Calories 285
Protein 31 g
Sodium 389 mg
DIETARY EXCHANGE:
Meat 4
Fruit 1
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