Prep: 30 min.
Grill: 10 min.
3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
4-1/2 teaspoons cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
3 tablespoons bacon bits
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1-1/2 teaspoons water
1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 romaine leaves
4 tomato slices
Shape beef into four thin patties. Combine the cream cheese, blue cheese and bacon bits; spoon onto the center of two patties. Top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal. Combine the salt, garlic powder and pepper; sprinkle over patties.
Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms in oil until tender. Stir in water and mustard.
Serve burgers on buns with mayonnaise, romaine, tomato and mushroom mixture. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 stuffed burger equals 675 calories, 40 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 140 mg cholesterol, 1,308 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 48 g protein.
Bacon-Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers for Two published in Taste of Home August/September 2010