4 slices bacon
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1 can mushroom pieces, drained and finely chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound bulk pork sausage
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoon steak sauce
Cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon and discard all but 2 t ablespoons drippings. Sauté onion in drippings until tender. Crumble bacon: add with mushrooms to skillet and set aside.
Meanwhile, combine beef, pork, cheese, pepper, garlic powder and steak sauce in a large bowl. Shape into 16 patties. Divide bacon mixture and place over eight of the patties. Place remaining patties on top and press edges tightly to seal. Grill over medium coals until well-done (pork sausage in burgers requires thorough cooking).
Serve on buns, with lettuce if desired.
Yield: 8 servings.
Per Serving: 177 Cal (52% from Fat, 40% from Protein, 8% from Carb); 17 g Protein; 10 g Tot Fat; 3 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 52 mg Calcium; 2 mg Iron; 202 mg Sodium; 51 mg Cholesterol