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      Grilled Sour Cream and Onion Burgers

      Makes:8 sandwiches

      2 lb lean ground beef

      1 package (1 oz) onion soup mix

      1 cup sour cream

      1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

      1/8 teaspoon pepper

      8 sandwich buns, split, or 1 round focaccia bread (about 10 inches in

      diameter), cut horizontally in half, then cut into 8 wedges

      Leaf lettuce, if desired

      1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix all ingredients

      except buns and lettuce. Shape mixture into 8 patties, about 1/2 inch

      thick.

      2. Place patties on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 10 to

      15 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center

      of patties reads 160ºF. Serve with lettuce in buns.

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      Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

      Makes:12 burgers

      3 lb ground turkey breast

      1 or 2 jalapeño chiles, seeded, chopped

      1 cup diced Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño chile peppers

      3/4 teaspoon pepper

      1 1/2 cups Thick ‘n Chunky salsa

      12 hamburger buns, split, toasted

      12 slices tomato

      Additional Thick ‘n Chunky salsa, if desired

      1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix turkey, chiles,

      cheese, pepper and 1 1/2 cups salsa. Shape mixture into 12 patties,

      each about 3/4 inch thick.

      2. Place patties on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 12 to

      15 minutes, turning once, until thermometer inserted in center of

      patties reads 165°F.

      3. Serve burgers on buns with tomato slices and additional salsa.

      .

      Grilled French Onion Burgers

      Makes:8 servings

      2 pounds ground beef

      1 envelope (about 1 1/2 ounces) onion soup mix

      8 ounces French onion dip (1 cup)

      1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

      1/8 teaspoon pepper

      Lettuce leaves

      8 slices tomato

      8 kaiser rolls, split and toasted

      Ketchup, if desired

      Pickles, if desired

      1. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Mix beef, soup mix (dry),

      onion dip, bread crumbs and pepper. Shape mixture into 8 patties

      about 3/4 inch thick.

      2. Grill patties uncovered 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 10 to 15

      minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of

      patties reads 160°F. Place lettuce leaves and tomato slices on bottom

      halves of rolls; top with burgers, ketchup and pickles. Top with

      remaining roll halves.

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      Grilled Bacon-Cheeseburgers (Crowd Size)

      Makes:12 servings

      3 pounds lean ground beef

      2 small onions, finely chopped

      3/4 teaspoon pepper

      12 hamburger buns, split and toasted

      1 cup blue cheese dressing

      12 slices bacon, crisply cooked and broken in half

      1. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Mix beef, onions and

      pepper. Shape into 12 patties, each about 3/4 inch thick.

      2. Cover and grill patties 3 to 4 inches from medium heat 10 to 11

      minutes, turning once, until no longer pink in center and juice is

      clear.

      3. Place burgers on bottom half of buns. Spoon dressing onto burgers;

      top each with 2 pieces of bacon. Top with top half of buns.

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      Star-Spangled Brownies

      Makes:24 brownies

      1 box (1 lb 6.5 oz) brownie mix

      Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box

      1/2 cup white or vanilla frosting (from 1-lb container)

      2 tablespoons star-shaped candy decors

      1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13×9-inch pan with

      cooking spray or shortening. Make and bake brownies as directed on

      box for 13×9-inch pan, using water, oil and eggs. Cool completely,

      about 1 hour.

      2. In small microwavable bowl, microwave frosting uncovered on High

      about 20 seconds or until drizzling consistency. Drizzle frosting

      over brownies; sprinkle with star decors. For brownies, cut with

      plastic knife into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room

      temperature.

      Kelly in IL

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Budget101 Discussion List Easy grilled burgers and brownies for your Fourth