the Catalina dressing is smokey from the smoked paprika and acts like a BBQ sauce on these bacon hamburgers with Catalina dressing
bacon hamburgers with catalina dressing
- 1 large beefsteak tomato halved crosswise and seeded
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil plus more for rubbing
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon smoked sweet paprika
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 small garlic clove chopped
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- hot sauce
- 1/2 pound sliced bacon cooked and chopped
- 1 lb ground beef chuck
- butter for spreading
- 4 sesame-topped hamburger buns split and toasted
- 4 thick slices of sweet onion
preheat the oven to 425°.
put the tomato in a small baking dish and rub with oil.
turn the halves cut side down and bake for 20 minutes, until they start to soften.
let cool, then peel and chop the tomato.
transfer to a blender; add the vinegar, paprika, tomato paste, garlic, sugar and the 1/4 cup of oil and blend.
season with salt, pepper and hot sauce.
in a large bowl, using your hands, blend the ground chuck with the bacon.
form the mixture into 4 patties.
heat a large skillet.
season the burgers with salt and pepper and cook over moderate heat until well-browned on the outside and barely pink in the center, 4 minutes per side.
butter the buns and place an onion slice on the bottom halves.
top with the burgers and some dressing, close the burgers and serve.