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Firecracker Burgers

Happy Healthy Holidays!

Hearty Firecracker Burgers to sink your teeth into with onion, parsley, garlic, pepper, bell pepper, cheese and lettuce served on a Kaiser roll or hamburger roll.

Hamburger For Firecracker Burgers

Recipe Ingredients

1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 bell peppers (red and green), seeded and cut in rings
Vegetable oil
4 slices Cheddar or American cheese
4 Kaiser rolls or hamburger rolls

Recipe Directions

Mix together ground beef, onion and seasonings. Shape mixture into 3 or 4 burgers. Brush pepper rings with oil.

Grill burgers and peppers over medium heat 8-12 minutes or until burgers are well-done (160 degrees internal temperature), turning once.

Add cheese to top of each burger for one minute before cooking is completed. Place on rolls. Top with pepper rings and lettuce.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size: 1 burger
Calories: 505; Fat: 25g; Protein: 34g; Carbohydrate: 36g; Cholesterol: 99mg; Sodium: 715mg

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Total production of cattle and calves in Texas in 2005 WAS 7.3 million pounds. Chances are good that the beef hot dogs, steaks and burgers on your backyard grill came from the Lone Star State, which accounted for over one-sixth of the nation's total production. And if they did not come from Texas, they very well may have come from Nebraska (4.5 billion pounds) or Kansas (4 billion pounds).