1/4 lb burger
1/2 lb monster burger
8 bacon strips
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
1 pound ground beef *
4 slices Monterey Jack cheese
4 sandwich buns, split and toasted
1/4 cup guacamole
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine onion and green chilies; set aside. Shape beef into eight patties. Top half of patties with onion mixture. Cover with remaining patties and firmly press edges to seal.
Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Top each with bacon and cheese. Grill 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted. Serve on buns with guacamole. Yield: 4 servings.
*1 lb of ground beef will make 1/2 lb burgers, if you want to make 1/2 pound monster burgers just double the meat.
Recipe by Taste of Home, Photos by Laura Spear