Meat Lover's Burger

Meat Lover's Burger

Natalie Ercolini 3

"These burgers are zesty and full of flavor combining mushrooms, bacon, and balsamic vinegar with ground beef. My boyfriend--an Italian chef and a meat lover--was taken away by the taste!"


55 m servings 778 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 778 kcal
  • 39%
  • Fat:
  • 43.5 g
  • 67%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.1g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 53.7 g
  • 107%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 232 mg
  • 77%
  • Sodium:
  • 1386 mg
  • 55%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place bacon in a skillet over medium heat, and cook until brown and crisp. Remove bacon from skillet and drain on paper towels.
  3. Return the skillet to the heat and increase the temperature to medium-high. Add the onion and garlic, and stir fry until the onion is soft and the garlic begins to brown. Add the balsamic vinegar, and cook while stirring for one minute. Add the chopped mushrooms, and cook for three additional minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside.
  4. Finely chop 4 slices of the bacon (reserving the remaining 4). In a medium bowl, combine the chopped bacon, ground beef, bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, mushroom mixture and egg. Mix well using hands. Season with salt and pepper, and form into two patties.
  5. Open the two halves of the hamburger bun on an ungreased cookie sheet. Place one beef patty on each half, and cover each with one slice of tomato, 2 slices of the reserved bacon and one slice of Swiss cheese.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until meat has cooked through.
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  1. 7 Ratings


Oh! I wanted to love this recipe- it sounded so good. I didn't make any changes and the family, including me thought it was terrible. It was a PB&J night.

This recipe is perfect!!! My dad was so pleased on father's day to have a burger that was more than just ordinary. It was moist, full of flavor, and filling. The recipe was also very affordabl...

Very good flavor; moist.

These were fantastic! It was such a change from the regular boring burger..It does have a meatloaf taste to it, so if you dont want that, dont eat this recipe! It has just the right amount of ev...

Easy to make, bonus because we wanted burgers and are out of propane for the grill. I took away the buns, of course they will burn, instead served w. mashed potatoes. Thick patties, needed to ...

This recipe had mixed reviews at my house. I liked the recipe except for the fact the hamburger buns burned on the bottom. My husband agreed with the reviewer who said it was a Pbj night. He onl...

Couple of things to add here about open-faced burgers of any kind: * Broil them about 6" from the heat source, don't bake them. You want to cook the meat, not burn the buns. * The meat mixtur...