== INGREDIENTS ==
1 MorningStar Farms Grillers Prime Vegetarian Hamburger
3 strips MorningStar Farms Vegetarian Bacon
1 ripe Avocado, sliced lengthwise into 1/4″ slices (3)
1 slice Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 whole wheat hamburger bun
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp chopped Chives
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tbsp ground Chipotle Pepper
1/2 cup Ranch dressing
1/2 cup Stubbs Original Barbecue Sauce
1 dill pickle, quartered or 1 dill pickle spear
== INSTRUCTIONS ==
Take a microwavable plate and place the three bacon slices on it, they shouldn’t be touching. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until the bacon begins to darken in color. Remove the bacon from the plate and set aside to allow the bacon to crisp. Take the same plate and place the burger patty in the center, top with onion powder and pour the 1/4 cup of water over it. Cover the patty on the plate with a microwavable bowl and place in microwave. Cook on high for 2 minutes 30 seconds. The bowl will start to “dance” in the microwave as steam builds up inside, this is normal.
Meanwhile in a small bowl, combine chives, black pepper, chipotle pepper, ranch dressing and barbecue sauce. Mix thoroughly and set aside.
Carefully remove the plate/bowl combination from the microwave, it will be hot. Nudge the bowl off the plate and remove. Take the hamburger bun and place the hamburger patty onto the bun. Top with cheese, bacon slices (you may have to snap a bit off the ends to make them fit) and three avocado slices. Top with 2 tsp of the BBQ-Ranch sauce. Serve with pickle spear(s).
Optional side: Cherry Tomatoes