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Great Burgers Recipe

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2 tbsp. finely chopped onion
2 tbsp. ketchup
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. steak sauce
1/4 tsp. cider vinegar
1 lb. ground beef
4 slices process American cheese
4 hamburger buns, split
8 cooked bacon strips
Optional toppings: lettuce leaves and tomato and onion slices

In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.

Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5 - 7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160 and juices run clear. Top with cheese. Grill one minute longer or until cheese is melted. Serve on buns with bacon and toppings of your choice.




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