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Cheesy Bacon Burgers with Onions & Peppers, plus More…

Hi Everyone,

Well Wednesday night I made the ultimate dinner!  This has been a dinner that has been on my mind for a couple of weeks and I finally made it.  The ultimate Cheesy Bacon Burger and a side of Sweet Potato Fries and of course my famous Spicy Chipotle Aiolo Sauce! Yum!!

Yes that’s one fat burger!!!  And I ate the whole thing!!

First thing I did was throw the ground beef in a bowl, added garlic powder and black pepper and mixed with my hands.  Then I split the burger into 8 2oz pieces.  I used my scale to measure them out.

Then I split my Swiss Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges in half and place half onto 4 pieces of the burger.

Then I put the other pieces of burgers on top, and flattened with my hand.  To make 4 4oz burgers.

Place the burgers on the grill.  Yah, I got to use the grill!  It stayed light out till about 5:30. I love it!  The days are getting longer!

Meanwhile I made my Spicy Chipotle Aiolo Sauce.  This is my favorite sauce.  It’s great on burgers, sandwiches, used as salad dressing and dipping sweet potato fries in.

It’s made with fat free mayo, Greek yogurt, lime juice, chipotle chiles in adobo, garlic and Cumin.  It’s so good!!!  I like to keep a batch in the fridge for topping on my meals!

Before I started anything, I started my Sweet Potato fries.  All I did was cut 1 medium potato into strips, spray with cooking spray, added pepper, cinnamon and a pinch of Cayenne Pepper.  Toss in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.

My dinner was the best!  Not the lowest calorie, but all healthy good things!  For the bacon on the burger, I used Trader Joe’s uncured turkey bacon.  I cooked it in a frying pan, like normal bacon.  It’s the closest Turkey Bacon that I could find to normal bacon.  If you like bacon, you need to try this one.  It’s only 30 calories a slice, even my Husband who is a bacon freak said it tasted ok (ok is good from him) and little Jenny said she didn’t notice a difference.

Spicy Chipotle Aiolo Sauce


3 tablespoons fat free mayonnaise

3 tablespoons non fat plain Greek Yogurt

2 teaspoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon cumin

4 teaspoons fresh lime juice


In a small bowl place all the ingredients together and wisk together until combined.

Makes 3/4 cups or 12 Tablespoons

Calories per Tablespoon:  6,  Fat:  0,  Cholesterol:  0,  Sodium:  34,  Potassium:  5.1,  Carbs:  .07,  Fiber:  0,  Sugar:  .03,  Protein:  .03

Not bad huh!  Where else can you find a sauce for 6 calories a tablespoon and tastes good?

Sweet Potato Fries


1 medium sweet potato

Cooking Spray

1/4 tsp.  cinnamon

1/4 tsp.  black pepper

1 dash of Cayenne pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Line parchment paper on baking sheet, set a side

Cut the sweet potato into strips.  Place on baking sheet.  Spray with cooking spray and add your spices.  Mix with your hands.  Place in the oven for 15 minutes.  Flip them over and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes until, slightly crisp.

Serves 1

Calories for 1 serving (I used 8 oz sweet potato):  193,  Fat: .01,  Cholesterol:  0,  Sodium:  122,  Potassium:  754,  Carbs:  45,  Fiber:  6.7,  Sugar:  9.5,  Protein:  3.5  and a bonus 636% Vitamin A!!!

Cheesy Bacon Burger with Onions and Peppers


4 slices of turkey bacon, cooked

1 medium bell pepper, sliced into strips

1/2 medium onion, sliced into strips

2 wedges Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese

1 lbs of lean ground beef (96/4)

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp ground pepper

4 whole wheat hamburger Buns


In a pan cook turkey bacon according to directions on package.

Once bacon is done being cooked, take the bacon out and set aside.  Add bell pepper and onion into same pan, cook until tender about 10 minutes.

Add ground beef to a small bowl, add garlic powder and pepper, mix well.

Divide the raw meat into 8 equal pieces (I used my scale to measure into 2oz each piece). Flatten out the hamburger, and place 1/2 a cheese wedge onto each piece of hamburger. Take the other pieces of the hamburger and place on top of the cheese , and squish them togther and seal the edges so the cheese doesn’t ozzz out. Place on grill and cook until done. About 5 minutes per side.

Place burger on buns, top the burgers with bacon, peppers & onions and sauce.

Eat & Enjoy!

Makes 4 burgers

Calories per burger not including Chipotle Sauce and Roll:  212,  Fat:  6.4,  Cholesterol:  80, Sodium:  256,  Potassium:  101,  Carbs:  5.2,  Fiber:  1.4,  Sugar:  1.3,  Protein:  31.1

I would of taken a picture of the burger on the inside, but when I cut it, I smooshed it apart and it wasn’t pretty.  Don’t worry when you take a bite you’ll get an oooz of cheese.  So good!!!  If you want to get an idea, check out my Cheesy Stuffed Burger.

I hope you enjoyed my burger night!  I just needed a burger!  Do you ever get like that?  Normally I’ll eat my burger between Romaine Lettuce, but tonight I needed the bun and all.  I used Alvarado Street 100% Whole Wheat Sprouted Bun.  So good.  I also toasted my bun on the grill to make it a little crispy.  Yum!!  I’m so full!!!

Oh you’ll probably have left over onions and peppers, just place in them in the fridge and add them to eggs, sandwich or make a quesadilla with them.  That will be tomorrows lunch!

Have a wonderful day!!!

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