Burgers With Bacon and Sauerkraut

Burgers With Bacon and Sauerkraut
Tom Schierlitz
Serves 4
preparation
15
minutes
cooking
20
minutes

Ingredients

8
slices bacon
1 1/4
pounds
ground chuck (85 percent lean or less)
kosher salt and black pepper
canola oil, for the grill
4
large slices pumpernickel bread
1/4
cup
whole-grain mustard
1/2
cup
drained sauerkraut

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; let cool.
  2. Heat grill to medium-high. Form the beef into four ¾-inch-thick patties. Use your fingers to make a shallow well in the top of each patty. (This will prevent overplumping during cooking.) Season with a total of ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  3. Oil the grill and cook the patties with the wells facing up for 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 155° F for medium, 4 to 5 minutes more. Cut the bread in half crosswise and, dividing evenly, spread with the mustard. Form sandwiches with the bread, burgers, bacon, and sauerkraut.
Kristen Evans Dittami
May 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 202
  • Fat 22 g
  • Sat Fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 101 mg
  • Sodium 1,144 mg
  • Protein 33 g
  • Carbohydrate 16 g
  • Sugar 1 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Iron 4 mg
  • Calcium 45 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.