Goat Cheese Bacon Burger

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Main Ingredient: Beef
Menu Part: Sandwich/Wrap
Cuisine Type: American
Serves: 1 burger

Beef, bacon, pepper and egg form the patty for this burger, which is then topped with goat cheese and a rosemary-balsamic mayonnaise.

Ingredients

1⁄2 lb. 80/20 ground beef
1 slice bacon, diced
1⁄2 tsp. cracked black pepper
1⁄2 egg
1 oz. goat cheese
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
Splash balsamic vinegar
1 cup rosemary oil (steep fresh-chopped rosemary in warm oil; then cool)
Salt to taste
1 whole-wheat kaiser roll
1 slice fried zucchini
1 slice fried yellow squash
1 slice fried red bell pepper
Handful mizuna lettuce 

Steps

1. Mix beef, bacon, pepper and egg and form into patty. Sear both sides of burger in very hot skillet with oil. Finish in 350°F oven for about 10 minutes, until cooked through. Top with goat cheese just before burger is done.

2. For rosemary-balsamic mayonnaise: Mix egg yolk, mustard and vinegar and slowly incorporate oil in steady stream with wire whisk. Add salt to taste. Place cheeseburger on bun with mayonnaise, fried vegetables and mizuna lettuce. 

Recipe by The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Chartwells)