Yes, you read that right!! This one is for all you carnivores!! I just about died and went to heaven when I bit into one of these babies… So many flavors all combined into one big burger… and no bun needed on this one. The spicy buffalo chicken center is delicious and then add in the bacon-wrapped burger and you’re in love. Seriously go make these now.. you will not be disappointed! 8 smart points each on all programs and pairs well with a salad.

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Helpful Tips

Use ground turkey or chicken to lower smart points on the blue & purple program.ย These burgers will taste just as good using ground turkey or chicken and will lower the points for both the blue & purple program, best to use your WW recipe builder for the correct point count.

Prepare the night before. These burgers can be prepared the night before and stored in the fridge. If doing this then perhaps make the buffalo chicken mixture and keep it in a container in the fridge, once you are ready to grill the burgers add the mixture to the middle of the burgers.

Don’t like too much spice? If you are not a fan of spicy foods you can either use less Franks sauce or change it out for a regular barbecue sauce, this will add some extra points overall. One thing you can do is water down some regular sauce to give it the same consistency as Franks and keep the points a bit lower. If you use a regular barbecue sauce please build the recipe in your WW app for correct points

Don’t have any cream cheese?ย  ย Out of cream cheese? No worries, try laughing cow cheese or goat cheese would taste amazing! For the ranch dressing, you can use my recipe here to save a few points on the overall recipe.

Cooking time/optionsย  These burgers need to cook on low-med indirect heat on the grill, the bacon will take a while to cook. Although I have not tried these in an air fryer I think they could work in one. Pan-frying the burgers would not work because of the filling and bacon wrapped around them.

Storing tips

Store any leftover burgers in the fridge, they will be ok for a couple of days. These burgers will freeze well, to re-heat, let dethaw and then you can heat up in the air fryer, oven or even pop back on the grill.

Buffalo chicken stuffed bacon wrapped beef burgers

Drizzle
8SP blue/purple/green
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main meals
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 24 oz extra lean ground beef
  • Pinch of cajun seasoning
  • Dash of salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 5 Tbsp franks hot sauce
  • 3 oz softened light cream cheese
  • 2 oz cooked shredded or diced chicken
  • 2 Tbsp light ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup light shredded cheese
  • 4 slices low point bacon I used Oscar Mayer center cut

Instructions
 

  • Heat up grill on low-med.
  • In a bowl mix your lean ground beef, cajun, salt & pepper, bread crumbs and 2 Tbsp franks hot sauce (keep other 3T aside)
  • Divide meat mixture into 4 equal rounds, using either a pop can, beer can or even a glass, push down on balls of meat to make indents in the middle.
  • Wrap each burger with a slice of bacon.
  • In a small bowl mix your cream cheese, ranch, 3T franks hot sauce, chicken and shredded cheese.
  • Scoop mixture into your 4 burgers
  • Cook on grill, they need to cook on low indirect heat, so don't keep opening the lid, you want them cooking all around and not burning the bottom.. Grill for at least one hour, you can check on them after 30 minutes, if need be turn heat up slightly.
  • Makes 4 burgers at 8 freestyle smart points each..

Notes

Smart points- blue/purple/green 8 using WW recipe builder
Nutritional info per burger.. Calories 356...Fat 14.6g...Sat fat 6.4g... Carbs 7.2g...Fiber 0.2g...Sugars 2.5g...Protein 47.3g

 

 

 

 

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19 Comments

  1. Ok Kate you can’t pop recipes on here like this while we are driving home from vacation. A) I yelled “dear Lord look at that!” And my husband jerked the wheel because he thought something was wrong. B) I have zip in the fridge and won’t be to a grocery until Wednesday. You’re killing me hahaha ?

    • Drizzle Reply

      LOL!! Well I am sure glad nothing happened… If you try them let me know, they are so good!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Do you have cooking instructions for those of us without grills? I assume I can do this in the oven.

    • Drizzle Reply

      I think you can slow cook them in the oven, I would suggest using some foil as the bacon will be messy, I’d try around 300F and see how they do

      • I did them in the oven at 325F for one hour and 10 minutes.
        Turned out great.

        • Colleen, did you put them on a cookie sheet, in a glass casserole dish, or something different?

  3. These look AMAZING!! Can’t wait to try them. I don’t know much about grilling, but I’m assuming you can’t flip these over? Because then all the chicken would fall out.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Correct, that’s why you slow cook over low, you don’t want the bottoms burning but still need time for the bacon to cook.. Hope you enjoy them ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. These were amazing! It’s hard to find something both myself and my family will eat.
    I made the recipe a bit lighter so I could have two with my veggies.
    I used ground turkey (chicken would work too)
    I lost the cream cheese as I found the ranch dressing made it creamy enough.
    I only sprinkled the top of the burgers with shredded cheese.
    Finally I used turkey bacon instead of pork.

    • Drizzle Reply

      So glad you and your family enjoyed them, thanks for the tips to lighten them up, that’s great ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. These look delicious and I’m really looking forward to trying them! I just want to make sure I’m reading those ingredient amounts correct, 24 oz of lean ground beef and 2 oz of chicken?

    Thanks for sharing all of your recipes so freely!!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Paula, yup that’s right ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you enjoy them!

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    • Drizzle Reply

      I have never cooked burgers in the oven, I’m sure they can be but not sure what to tell you as far as temp/time, maybe google oven cooked burgers and see if you can find some info

  7. Kim Hughes Reply

    Threw these on the smoker, game changer!!!! Family favorite recipe right here.

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