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Spicy BBQ Bacon Ranch Burger
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- 1 pound ground beef (preferably 80/20 meat-to-fat ratio)
- 1 packet (1 oz) Hidden Valley® Spicy Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- 1 tomato sliced
- 8 slices bacon precooked
- 4 hamburger buns lightly toasted
- 1 cup Kingsford® Honey Jalapeño Mesquite BBQ Sauce for basting the burgers and brushing on buns
- Using Kingsford® charcoal, build a fire for direct grilling and preheat to medium-high (approximately 400°F). While the grill preheats, gently blend ground beef and spicy ranch seasoning mix in a large mixing bowl.
- Form seasoned beef into four ¼ pound burger patties.
- Grill the burgers for approximately 4 minutes per side until they reach an internal temperature of 160°F. During the last minute of cooking, baste both sides of the burgers with Kingsford® Honey Jalapeño Mesquite BBQ Sauce* and top each burger with a slice of cheese.
- To assemble the burgers, place lettuce and tomato slices on each bottom bun, top with a burger patty, and bacon.
- Brush additional BBQ sauce on the cut side of the top bun then place on the burger.
- *Tip: Always add sauce at the end of the cooking process as too much exposure to direct heat can cause it to burn. Basting with a few minutes left in the grilling process ensures that the sauce has time to caramelize without overcooking.