Hickory Smoked Chipotle Bacon Cheese Burgers

Ingredients

Preparation

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Directions:
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Cook the bacon until it is just done, still limp and juicy. Then cut it up into bite size pieces. I used kitchen shears for this first. It is easier than using a knife.
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Put everything in a large bowl and mix well.
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Don’t worry if the meat is on the dry side, the bacon will take care of that.
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Put it covered into the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight to let everything get happy.
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We make 5 patties out of 2 lbs of meat.
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Preparing Grill: High Direct Heat
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Preheat your grill to High heat (400-450). Add your wet hickory chips to the fire and oil the grill. A cooking spray is easiest for this. (Note: you can add your hickory directly to the grill or you can use foil smoke packets.(Two handfuls wet chips and one dry, fold foil into a packet, poke holes in it with a fork and you’re good to go.)
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Note: I use a spray bottle when cooking on the grill filled with a Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke mix that keeps things moist and adds tons of flavors. (Mix is 3 parts Worcestershire with 1 part liquid smoke)
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Directions:
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Place them on the grill and because they are so big they are going to cook a little longer. About 10 to 15 minutes before you’re done brush them with a little Raspberry Chipotle BBQ sauce. (The recipe for the sauce is on my web site, http://datenightdoins.com)
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Then add the cheese, dab a little sauce on it and pull them when the cheese is melted.
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Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to your taste.
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Take it and run with it….
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Enjoy,
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Ken & Patti

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This week I wanted to put a different twist on the bacon burger. I can never keep the bacon in place on one of these things so I thought I would put it in the burger. And what can be better than bacon with chipotle and cheese …
(We just used the beef to hold it together.)

The bacon flavor just jumped out at you followed with the smoky flavor of the chipotle; add beef and cheese and you’ve got a nice juicy burger. This one is a real winner.

Yield:

36 servings

Added:

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 11:26pm

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