Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Salad

This is a great way to get the great flavors of a bacon cheeseburger without using the grill.  This recipe is best served room temperature.

 

Ingredients:

2 C Grape Tomatoes, sliced in half

8 Sliced Bacon, cooked crisp, crumbled

1.5 lb. Ground Beef

1 Yellow Onion, finely diced

3 Cloves Garlic, minced

Seasoning Salt and Pepper

24 oz. Elbow Macaroni Pasta (I used GF)

3T Butter

2 T Worcestershire Sauce

1 C Hamburger Pickle Chips, quartered

1 C Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Chopped Lettuce

Cheese Sauce:

12 oz. Can Evaporated Milk

2 C Cheddar Cheese, shredded

3/4 C Milk

3 T Hot Sauce

Sauce:

1/2 C Ketchup

1/4 C Worcestershire Sauce

3 T Yellow Mustard

2 T Spicy Mustard

2 T Pickle Juice

1 1/2 T Burger Seasoning( I use Webers)

Directions:

-Mix all sauce ingredients together in bowl.  Set aside.

-In large skillet over medium heat cook hamburger, garlic and onion until meat is done.  Drain off any excess grease.  Season with seasoning salt and pepper.  Allow to cool.

-Place tomatoes in bowl, pour in olive oil, season with salt and pepper.  Place on parchment lined baking sheet, bake 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven and set aside.

-Cook pasta per package directions, drain, season with butter and Worcestershire sauce, set aside and allow to cool.

-In medium pot over medium heat bring evaporated milk and milk to simmer, slowly stir in cheese a little at a time, allowing previous amount to melt some before adding rest.  Once all cheese is added and melted stir in franks and sauce ingredients.  Ensure mixed well, set aside.

-Once all ingredients are room temperature combine meat, cheese sauce, tomatoes and pasta in large bowl,  Stir in pickles, bacon and tomatoes.  Serve over lettuce.  Enjoy!

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