2 strips bacon, cooked crisp and chopped fine
4 Tbsp Thousand Island Dressing
1 lb lean ground sirloin (I used chuck...it tastes better!)
1/2 cup Heinz chili sauce
1/2 Tbsp chili powder
Garlic Salt and Pepper to taste
Munster Cheese slices
Hamburger Buns, toasted
Extra chili powder for garnish
Combine the chopped bacon and Thousand Island Dressing in a small bowl. Refrigerate while preparing the burgers.
Heat the grill to medium high. Mix beef with chili sauce and chili powder. Shape the mixture into 4 burgers and cook to desired degree of doneness. When the burgers are almost done, top each with cheese.
Place burgers on toasted buns and top with Bacon Dressing, lettuce and tomato. Sprinkle tomatoes with a bit of chili powder and serve.
These were OK. They had a sweeter taste than I like and not nearly enough "chili" flavor.
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup Hungarian paprika
1/4 cup garlic powder
2 Tbsp black pepper
1 Tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp thyme
2 tsp rosemary
Combine all ingredients until well mixed. Use about 3 tablespoons for each rack of ribs. (Rub them well with the mixture, wrap and refrigerate for 2-24 hours.)
Store remaining mixture in a jar with a tight fitting lid or a zip-lock bag in a cool, dry environment.