Texas MesquiteBurger

Texas Mesquite Burger

Delicious bacon mesquite grilled burgers.


1 1/2 lbs 80% lean ground beef
12 slices bacon, uncooked
1 1/2 tablespoon grill seasoning (ex McCormicks Mesquite)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon minced dried onion
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper


Begin by chopping the raw bacon finely with a sharp knife. I slice it in half, then in strips, then dice it. The key is to make it small. I do not recommend a food processor because it heats the bacon up too much and can become gummy.
Gently mix all ingredients in a large bowl and add the bacon. Form into 6-8 patties and put in the freezer for 30 minutes before grilling. This is not a necessary step, but I think the meat holds together nicely when the patties go on cold.
Grill patties approximately 5 minutes on each side. Allow them to rest 5 minutes before serving.
Top with cheese if you wish and any of your favorite toppings.


May 24th, 2015|Dinner, Grill|

Grilled Barbecued Bacon-Chicken Skewers

Turn four everyday ingredients into an extraordinary appetizer!


15 bamboo skewers (6 inch)
3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
4 large green onions
1 package (2.1 oz) refrigerated fully cooked bacon (15 pieces)
1/2 cup barbecue sauce


Soak skewers in water at least 30 minutes to prevent burning. Meanwhile, cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise to make 10 (about 1-inch) pieces. Cut onions into 2-inch pieces (30 pieces total). Cut bacon slices in half crosswise.
Heat gas or charcoal grill. Push 1 skewer through end of 1 bacon piece, then through middle of 1 chicken piece and back through other end of bacon piece; add 2 onion pieces, then repeat with another bacon piece and chicken piece. Place on large plate or tray. Repeat to make remaining kabobs.
Place kabobs on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 5 minutes. Turn kabobs; brush with half of the barbecue sauce. Cover; cook 5 minutes. Turn kabobs; brush with remaining sauce. Cover; cook about 1 minute longer or until chicken is no longer pink in center. If desired, serve with additional barbecue sauce for dipping.

From: Betty Crocker

August 24th, 2013|Appetizer, Grill|

Spicy Grilled Biscuit Burgers

Fire up the grill and enjoy these spicy hot burgers!! These are great for a picnic or tailgating.


2 lbs lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/4 cup pickled jalapeño slices, drained, finely chopped
8 slices (1 oz each) pepper Jack cheese, cut in half
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated original biscuits
1/2 cup chipotle mayonnaise
Cooking spray


Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix ground beef and 2 tablespoons of the chopped jalapeños. Shape mixture into 8 patties.
Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Place cheese slices on patties until cheese melts. Keep patties warm. Reduce heat to low.
Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Spray both sides of biscuits with cooking spray. Place biscuits on grill over low heat. Cook, uncovered, about 4 minutes or until light golden brown; turn. Cover grill; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until golden brown.
Split biscuits. Place burger on bottom half of each; top with mayonnaise, remaining chopped jalapeños and remaining biscuit half.

From: Pillsbury

August 15th, 2013|Dinner|