Fire Up the Grill All Year Round

MISSION, KS--(Marketwired - Jul 25, 2013) - (Family Features) Grilling is no longer just for summer. Spice up your grilling repertoire year-round with a Smokehouse Burger with Peppered Bacon and Cheddar that's sure to please a crowd.

Grilling Tips
Here's a list of items to consider when preparing for your grilling get-together:

Quick Fix - Using store-bought hummus or salsa, stir in some Tabasco Original Red Sauce to enhance the flavor and add an extra kick for a tasty side.

Meat Mix-Up - Use ground turkey or chicken instead of ground beef when making burgers for an unexpected change of taste and texture.

Made-Over Margaritas - Combine frozen strawberries, tequila, lime juice, sugar, Tabasco Original Red Sauce and ice for a refreshing strawberry margarita.

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Smokehouse Burger with Peppered Bacon and Cheddar 
Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Cook Time: 40 minutes 
Makes: 4 servings 
8 slices bacon
2 tablespoons Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce
1/2 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon Tabasco Original Red Sauce
4 ounces Cheddar cheese
4 hamburger rolls

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Place bacon slices on rack positioned over baking pan and brush generously with Tabasco Chipotle Sauce. Bake for 8 minutes, flip, baste again, and bake until crisp about 8 more minutes.

Combine beef, salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties and grill or broil to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium. Baste burgers with Tabasco Original Red Sauce and top with cheese.

Serve burgers with melted cheese topped with bacon on rolls.

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Smokehouse Burger with Peppered Bacon and Cheddar