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Three-Cheese Bacon Burgers - from Tina MacDonald

1 pound lean ground beef (minimizes shrinkage) 812 cals 0 carbs
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 20 cals 4 carbs
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce 0 0
1 teaspoon salt 0 0
1/2 teaspoon pepper 0 0
2 tbsp. grated onion (about half of a 2" onion) 10 cals 2.4 carbs
4 tablespoons cream cheese 106 cals 0.6 carbs
8 teaspoons BBQ Sauce 2 carbs (I used Chuck Dudeck's)
8 slices bacon, halved and cooked 344 cals 1.6 carbs
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded 105 cals 0.5 carb
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 100 cals 1 carb
2 teaspoons salsa 2 cals 0.4 carb

Thoroughly mix first five ingredients. Separate mixture into four quarters. Separate each quarter into two and pat into two thin patties. On one patty place a flattened tablespoon of cream cheese. Place second patty on top and carefully seal edges. Repeat with other three quarters of ground beef mixture. Brush top of each patty with a teaspoon of BBQ Sauce. Broil or barbecue patties five minutes per side, repeating application of BBQ sauce after flipping patties. Meanwhile grate cheeses and mix together.

When burgers are done, top each burger with 2 pieces bacon, and a quarter of the mixed Cheddar/Monteray Jack cheese. Continue to cook just until cheese melts. Top each burger with 1/2 teaspoon of salsa and serve on lettuce leaves. You can garnish with thin slices of raw onion and cherry tomatoes.

Total Recipe 1,500 calories, 12.5 grams of carbohydrate
Per burger 375 calories, 3.2 grams of carbohydrate