1 pound ground beef (For a perfect burger, use an 80/20 blend.)
1 Tbsp. ketchup
1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. onion powder
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
4 whole wheat buns
8 slices crisp bacon
Chipotle Cream (recipe to follow)
Place ground beef, ketchup, mustard, salt and onion powder in medium mixing bowl. Use hands to blend ingredients and form four equal hamburger patties. Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat. Fry burgers until brown, 3-5 minutes per side. (A George Foreman grill or outdoor BBQ are also great choices.) Place 1 slice of cheese on each burger. Cover pan and cook for another 3 minutes allowing cheese to melt.
Spread Chipotle Cream on both sides of four whole wheat buns. Place each burger on a bun and top with 2 slices of crisp bacon. Serve with tortilla chips (perfect for dipping in chipotle cream) and crisp dill pickles.
16 oz. light sour cream or greek yogurt
1 7 oz. can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (These are found in the Latino section of your local grocery store.)
1 1/2 Tbsp. garlic salt
1 1/2 Tbsp. lime juice
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Use as a spread for Bacon Chipotle Cheeseburgers and as a dip for chips and veggies. Caution: It's extremely addictive!