Bacon-Cheese Burgers with Orange Salsa

Bacon-Cheese Burger with Orange Salsa

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.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 burger with 1/2 cup salsa
Calories 285
Calories from Fat 42 %
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 86 mg
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 31 g
Sodium 389 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fruit 1
Meat 4

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