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Quick Bacon-Wrapped Beef Patties

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

“I found this in a local newspaper 25 years ago when I was a newlywed,” recalls Lana Maskus of Wright, Kansas. “My husband raved about, and I have served it at least once a month ever since. My daughter took the recipe with her to college and uses it frequently. These are also good when cooked on an outdoor grill,” she adds.

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup crushed saltines
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard

Directions

  1. Place bacon on a microwave-safe plate lined with paper towels. Cover with another paper towel; microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until cooked but not crisp.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the eggs, saltines, onion, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties. Wrap bacon strips around patties; secure with toothpicks. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 6 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Turn patties; top with ketchup mixture. Broil 6-7 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°. Discard toothpicks.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 291 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 1099mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.

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