Grilled Bacon Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

What You Need:

4 slices of bacon cut into 1 in squares
1 small yellow onion, chopped fine and divided
1/4 lb button mushrooms, chopped fine
2 tsp. garlic, minced and divided
1 1/2 lbs ground chuck
1 tsp ground Italian parsley
1 tsp salt
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 TBSP olive oil + extra for brushing meat
1/2 C dry red wine
2 TBSP red wine vinegar
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
2 TBSP tomato paste
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp light brown sugar
Tabasco sauce
8 large lettuce leaves

How to Make It:

Place the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat.


Cook 6 minutes or until the bacon is cooked through but not crispy, drain well.

Add 1/2 of the onion to the skillet and sauté 5 minutes or just until soft.

Add the mushrooms and 1 tsp. garlic and continue cooking 5 minutes.

Allow the mixture to cool about 10 minutes then place in a large mixing bowl.

Add the bacon, ground chuck, parsley, salt, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, cumin and dry mustard.

Using your hands mix the ingredients together well.

Form eight 4 inch rolls and place the rolls on a platter.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Place 1 TBSP of oil into a large sauce pan over medium heat.

Add the remaining onion and cook 5 minutes or just until the onion begins to soften.

Add the garlic and cook 1 minute stirring occasionally.

Pour in the wine and vinegar and bring the mixture to a boil.

Once boiling add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, paprika and brown sugar.

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken stirring often.

Add as much Tabasco sauce as you like and stir well.

Lightly brush the meat rolls with the remaining olive oil.

Heat grill to high and cook the rolls 8 minutes turning them ¼ turn every two minutes.

Place the cooked meat rolls on a lettuce leaf.

Cover with the tomato sauce and roll the lettuce leaf around the meat.

Secure with a toothpick and serve immediately.

These are not only delicious, but they are fun to eat. The Tabasco sauce gives the sauce a hot and spicy flavor and brings out the flavor of the meat with each bite.

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