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The best bacon burger ever.

TugarTugar Senior MemberPosts: 2,222 Senior Member
edited July 18 in Clubhouse #1
This was an odd preparation but it works wonders. Shamelessly stolen from Cook's Country because....bacon. 

12 ounces bacon
2 pounds of ground beef (edited-wasn't quite awake)
salt
pepper
garlic powder

1) Whir the bacon in the food processor until it's a pink paste. Trust me.
2) Par-cook the paste until you have a roughly equal mix of browned and pink bacon. Drain with a fine mesh strainer or pour off what you can (reserve for onions if cooking those then place on a paper towel, and let cool for a minute or 5
3) Place the ground beef onto a cookie sheet and separate into 4 patties, then add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Add the partially cooked bacon and mix with a fork. Try not to overwork the beef or it will make the burger tough 
4) That will make some large burgers, make sure to leave a thumb-sized divot in each and fry that side first so they don't end up a softballs. 
5) Optional: Fry onions in some of the bacon grease and add cheese before serving. 

I was going to take pictures but it smelled SO awesome that the wife and I couldn't wait. You won't be able to either. Enjoy. 
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,749 Senior Member
    What kind of bun??? :o
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,222 Senior Member
    edited July 18 #3
    A large once since it will be 3/4 of an inch or more thick and 5 or 6 inches across. 

    I used some soft large rolls that were on clearance, but I'd get those large sesame burger buns they normally use for pulled pork too. 
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 776 Senior Member
    edited July 18 #4
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,222 Senior Member
    lol. I have taken to calling it the annual bacon burger. Once year since it's 4 ounces of beef and 3 ounces of bacon. 

    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 776 Senior Member
    edited July 18 #6
    Tugar said:
    lol. I have taken to calling it the annual bacon burger. Once year since it's 4 ounces of beef and 3 ounces of bacon. 

    Lol! It does sound good though. My fav is a bleu cheese bacon burger - yummy.
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,928 Senior Member
    Sounds good....labor intensive though...I make Texas Squealers by using the meat grinder and adding thick sliced bacon to whatever beef I'm turning into burger....run it through the grinder twice ....heart attack on a bun
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  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member Posts: 1,393 Senior Member
    that recipe sounds doable ....anther recipe to try soon...

    our local burger chain, Burgerville has a Tillamook-pepperbacon-cheeseburger that i love.
    The ears never lie.

    - Don Burt
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,167 Senior Member
    I've had similar. I still prefer strips of bacon. The texture isn't there without crispy bacon......

    On a related note. I hate burger joints (looking at you Five Guys) that cook their bacon in the deep fryer. That isn't a good texture for bacon
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,222 Senior Member
    It is still crispy this way and permeates the entire burger. 

    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,101 Senior Member
    Tugar said:
    This was an odd preparation but it works wonders. Shamelessly stolen from Cook's Country because....bacon. 

    12 ounces bacon
    2 pounds of ground beef (edited-wasn't quite awake)
    salt
    pepper
    garlic powder

    1) Whir the bacon in the food processor until it's a pink paste. Trust me.
    2) Par-cook the paste until you have a roughly equal mix of browned and pink bacon. Drain with a fine mesh strainer or pour off what you can (reserve for onions if cooking those then place on a paper towel, and let cool for a minute or 5
    3) Place the ground beef onto a cookie sheet and separate into 4 patties, then add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Add the partially cooked bacon and mix with a fork. Try not to overwork the beef or it will make the burger tough 
    4) That will make some large burgers, make sure to leave a thumb-sized divot in each and fry that side first so they don't end up a softballs. 
    5) Optional: Fry onions in some of the bacon grease and add cheese before serving. 

    I was going to take pictures but it smelled SO awesome that the wife and I couldn't wait. You won't be able to either. Enjoy. 
    Tugar said:
    lol. I have taken to calling it the annual bacon burger. Once year since it's 4 ounces of beef and 3 ounces of bacon. 

    You might have changed the first quantity when you edited it, but as it reads, that math doesn't work.
    2 pounds (32oz) divided by 4 is 8oz.
    Sounds good though  ;)
    As others have said, I prefer my bacon crispy on top though
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