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Spicy Bacon and Spinach Queso Burger
Spicy Bacon and Spinach Queso Burger

Spicy Bacon and Spinach Queso Burger

30 Min(s)
30 Min(s) Prep
There are burgers. And then there are queso burgers made with fresh spinach, bacon, tomatoes and green chilies. Guess which ones they'd prefer?
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
2 lb. lean ground beef
1 cup tightly packed fresh spinach, chopped
1/2 cup OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Bits
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 can (10 oz.) RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained, divided
1 lb. (16 oz.) VELVEETA, divided
8 hamburger buns
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Ro*Tel is a product of ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Let's Make It
1
Heat greased grill to medium-high heat.
2
Mix meat, spinach, bacon, garlic powder and 2 Tbsp. tomatoes just until blended; shape into 8 balls.
3
Cut 1/2 lb. VELVEETA into 16 cubes. Press 2 VELVEETA cubes into center of each meatball; flatten to 1/2-inch-thick patty.
4
Grill 5 to 6 min. on each side or until done (160ºF). Meanwhile, cut remaining VELVEETA into 1/2-inch cubes; place in medium microwaveable bowl. Add remaining tomatoes; stir. Microwave on HIGH 3 min. or until VELVEETA is completely melted and sauce is well blended, stirring after 2 min.
5
Place burgers on bottom halves of buns. Drizzle with half the VELVEETA sauce; cover with tops of buns. Cool remaining VELVEETA sauce, then refrigerate for another use. (See tip.)
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Variation
Thaw 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach; squeeze to drain well. Use half to prepare these flavorful burgers. Add the remaining spinach to the VELVEETA sauce before microwaving as directed.
Tip 2
How to Use the Remaining VELVEETA Sauce
Refrigerate the remaining VELVEETA sauce up to 2 days. Then reheat and serve as a dip for tortilla chips, or as a topping for hot cooked potatoes or pasta.
Nutrition
Calories
450
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g
27%
Saturated Fat 10g
50%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 105mg
35%
Sodium 1140mg
50%
Total Carbohydrates 27g
10%
Dietary Fibers 0g
Sugars 8g
16%
Protein 35g
70%
Vitamin A
40%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
35%
Iron
25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
8 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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