The "Hot Mess" Burger

The "Hot Mess" Burger
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  • 4Servings


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 3/4 cup thousand island dressing
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickles
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 - 2 jalapeno chiles, seeded and chopped
  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • Salt
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 4 deli rolls, split and toasted
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 20 ounce bag frozen sweet potato fries, prepared according to package directions


In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp; transfer to a plate to drain. In a small bowl, stir together the dressing, pickles, onion and jalapenos. Crumble in the bacon.

Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Form the ground beef into 4 patties and season with salt. Add the patties to the grill and cook, turning once, for about 10 minutes for medium-rare. During the last few minutes of cooking, top the burgers with 2 slices of cheese each.

Divide the burgers among the roll bottoms and spoon the dressing on top. Pile high with the lettuce and fries and cover with the roll tops.