- In a large mixing bowl stir together egg, bread crumbs, bacon, serrano or jalapeno peppers, and milk. Add ground beef and mix well. Shape meat into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.
- Grill patties, on an uncovered grill, directly over medium coals for 15 to 18 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in side of patty registers 160 degrees F, turning once.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan or skillet cook the Anaheim or mild green chili pepper and onion in margarine or butter about 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Serve burgers on lettuce-lined buns. Top burgers with pepper-onion mixture. Makes 4 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
Because hot chili peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your eyes, lips, and skin, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chili peppers, cover your hands with plastic bags (or wear plastic or rubber gloves). Be sure to wash your hands well with soap and water before touching your eyes or face.
Nutrition Facts (Pepper-Bacon Burgers)
- Per serving:
- 550 kcal ,
- 29 g fat
- (9 g sat. fat ,
- 132 mg chol. ,
- 733 mg sodium ,
- 38 g carb. ,
- 1 g fiber ,
- 32 g pro.