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Bacon Cheeseburger

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for teens with cystic fibrosis (CF), who often need additional calories to help meet their nutritional needs.

This is a quick and easy high-calorie meal for your next barbecue.

Prep time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. ground beef
  • 2 oz. ground sausage
  • 1 tbsp. onion, chopped
  • 2 slices (2 oz.) cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 hamburger bun

Directions:

  1. Prepare grill.
  2. Combine first three ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Form one patty about 1 inch thick.
  4. Grill patty about 5 inches from coals, about 6 minutes per side, until cooked throughout.
  5. Top cooked patty with cheddar cheese about 30 seconds before removing from the grill.
  6. Put bacon on top of the burger.
  7. Place the bacon cheeseburger into a hamburger bun.

Serves: 1

Serving size: 1 hamburger

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
1,092 calories
88 g fat
49 g protein
1,615 mg sodium
491 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on the ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
Serve with coleslaw and baked beans. Be sure to add your favorite condiments, such as mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, or barbecue sauce to provide additional taste and calories.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, CNSC, LD/N
Date reviewed: July 2012