Bacon Wrapped Barbeque Burgers
8 slices bacon
1 (4.5 oz.) jar sliced mushrooms, drained and chopped
1/2 c. chopped Vidalia or sweet onion
2 tsp. olive oil (I might also try butter here!)
1/2 c bottled honey barbeque sauce ( or your own ) divided
1.5 lbs. grassfed-ground beef
1/4 tsp. salt (I use kosher)
4 seasame seed hamburger buns, toasted
1. Arrange bacon on paper towel, on microwave safe dish. Microwave bacon on high for 2 minutes or until edges begin to crinkle and bacon is PARTIALLY cooked.
2. Saute mushrooms and onions in hot oil (butter) over medium heat 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 2 T. barbecue sauce.
3. Preheat grill to 350-400. Shape ground beef into 8 thin patties. Place 2 T. mushroom mixture in center of each of 4 patties. Top with remaining patties, pressing edges to seal. Reshape if needed. Wrap sides of each patty with 2 bacon slices, overlapping ends of each slice. Secure bacon using wooden picks. Sprinkle each patty with salt. Cover and chill 10 minutes.
4. Grill patties, covered with grill lid, over 350-400 degree heat 5-6 minutes on one side. Turn and baste with half of remaining barbecue sauce. Grill 5-6 minutes or until beef is no longer pink in middle. Turn and baste with remaining barbecue sauce. Remove from grill, and let stand 5 minutes. Remove wooden picks. Server burgers on buns, and top with remaining mushroom mixture.