Try this mouthwatering, family favorite, bacon queso burger tonight!

Bacon-Queso Luxe Burgers
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook/Grill: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

1/2 tablespoon Martin’s Unsalted Butter
2 tablespoons chopped shallot
1 tablespoon minced jalapeño pepper
1/2 teaspoon Our Family® Corn Starch
1 block (8 ounces) Our Family® Pepper Jack Cheese, cut crosswise into 8 slices
1/4 cup cubed pasteurized prepared cheese product
1/3 cup Our Family® Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons Mild Diced Green Chiles
2 1/2 teaspoons Our Family® Hot Sauce
2 pounds 90% lean ground beef
2 tablespoons Our Family® Reduced Sodium Taco Seasoning
1 teaspoon Our Family® Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Our Family® Ground Black Pepper
1 teaspoon Our Family® Onion Powder
Our Family® No Stick Vegetable Oil Cooking Spray
4 slices Our Family® Fully Cooked Smoked Bacon
4 Our Family® White Hamburger Buns
Optional toppings: Our Family® Seasoned French Fries, Our Family® Onion Rings, Our Family® Hamburger Dill Slices, Our Family® Tomato Ketchup, shredded lettuce, tomato slices, red onion slices and/or jalapeño slices

1. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. In small saucepot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add shallot and jalapeño; cook 3 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add corn starch; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in 4 slices pepper Jack cheese, cheese product, milk, green chiles with their juice and hot sauce; cook 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and smooth, stirring occasionally. Cover to keep warm. Makes about 1 1/2 cups cheese sauce.

2. In large bowl, gently mix beef, seasoning, garlic powder, black pepper and onion powder; do not over mix. Form ground beef mixture into 8 (1/4-inch-thick) patties; make shallow indentation in center of 4 patties. Place 1 pepper Jack cheese slice into each indentation; top with remaining 4 patties and press edges together to seal. Spray both sides of patties with cooking spray.

3. Place patties on hot grill rack; cover and cook 12 minutes or until internal temperature of burgers and filling reaches 160°, turning once. About 2 minutes before burgers are done, top burgers with bacon and place buns, cut side down, on hot grill rack; cover and cook 2 minutes or until toasted.

4. Stir cheese sauce. Serve burgers in buns topped with cheese sauce and toppings, if desired. Makes 4 burgers.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 burger): 819 Calories, 45g Fat, 21g Saturated Fat, 212mg Cholesterol, 1859mg Sodium, 32g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 7g Sugars, 0g Added Sugars, 66g Protein

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