Jalapeno bacon cheeseburger

This is not your average burger....it is mouthwatering to say the least. A must try!

Bon Appétit July 2005

Spicy Ranch Sauce
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 green onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeño chile
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

{if making less then 8 burgers you can half this recipe}

2 pounds ground beef
1 small onion, chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon chopped seeded jalapeño chile
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Worcestershire-Coffee Glaze
1/3 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals
2 teaspoons (packed) golden brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter

8 bacon slices
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
8 hamburger buns
8 lettuce leaves
Cheddar cheese slices
Assorted additional toppings (such as tomato and grilled onion slices)

For spicy ranch sauce:
Whisk all ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Season sauce with salt and pepper.

For burgers:
Gently mix all ingredients in large bowl. Form mixture into eight 1/2- to 3/4-inch-thick patties. Place on small baking sheet. Cover and chill.

For glaze:
Stir first 5 ingredients in small saucepan over medium heat until coffee is dissolved. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter. Season glaze to taste with salt and pepper.

Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Working in batches if necessary, cook bacon in large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp and brown. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.

Grill burgers about 5 min, basting with glaze. Turn burgers, baste with glaze, and grill until cooked to desired doneness about 5-6 min more for medium. Press cheese atop each burger and allow cheese to melt. Place some ranch sauce, then 1 burger on each bun bottom. Top each with 2 slices bacon and desired additional toppings. Cover with bun top. Serve with remaining sauce.

Since discovering this recipe about 2 years ago they are pretty much the only burgers I make. I just cant go back to having a boring 'ol burger.
*Note: I add cilantro to the burger mix and also sprinkle a little cayenne on top of the patties prior to grilling.
Husband approved

{Serve with}
Sweet potato fries
Baked beans
Corn on the cob

About 30min prep time then more time for grilling (but its worth it!)

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