Hunk of Meat Monday: Bacon Burgers

I am keeping the pork farmers in business with the amount of bacon we are consuming at our house. We have BLTs once a week. I add bacon crumbles to salads. I always have at least two pounds of bacon in the fridge and who knows how much I have in the two chest freezers we have moved twice in six months. Naturally, I was drawn to these bacon burgers that Gooseberry Patch‘s latest cookbook, Garfield…Recipes with Cattitude!

Bacon Burgers
Now, for those of you have a debate at your house on if beef burgers or pork burgers are better, this burger uses both! It also uses fillers that actually help the burgers stick together and fill them with flavor.

Bacon Burger Recipe
Notice one of my new favorite sauces from my North Dakota bestie is used in this in place of steak sauce!

Ingredients to add the meat for bacon burgers

In a large bowl mix the ground beef and pork together. Add the Parmesan cheese, steak or barbeque sauce, garlic powder and pepper. Mix well. This means get your hands in the meat. Don’t think you can mix ground meat with a spoon!!

Mixing flavors into burgers
Once you have the meat ready, you will be ready to make the very thing patties that you will press together around bacon crumbles and then onions and mushrooms you sauted in the bacon grease. It is dripping with pork juiciness.

stuffed burgers process
The key is very thin patties that are about an inch bigger than your bun. Thin people. when you have them sandwiched, get them on the grill. We started them on aluminum foil in fear that I would have a burger that fell apart.

grilling bacon burgers
But no burgers fell apart. No aluminum was needed. We add slices of provolone to ours. We like to support dairy farmers. And I am also guilty for having every kind of cheese imaginable in my fridge
Bacon burgers with cheese
We love onion buns at our house and add a little melted butter and then grill them for a few minutes. Absolute perfection with these stuffed bacon burgers.

Bacon burgers on onion buns
Perfection. The kind of perfection you want on a Hunk of Meat Monday. Now share what you are craving from your blog!!

Bacon Burgers

Serves: 4 burgers

Serving size: 1 burger


Everyone loves burger. Add bacon, onions and mushrooms to the middle of the burger, and this take a plain burger to an amazing bacon burger.
Ingredients
  • 3-4 slices of bacon
  • ¼ onion, chopped
  • 4-5 button mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ lb ground beef
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 2 T grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 T steak or barbeque sauce
  • ¼ t garlic powder
  • ¼ t pepper
  • 4 slices of Provolone cheese
  • 4 Onion Buns
Instructions
  1. In a skillet over a medium heat, cut bacon into ½ inch pieces and fry until crisp. Remove bacon and reserve dripping in skillet to fry onion and mushrooms till tender. Set aside with bacon.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, pork, cheese, sauce and seasonings. Mix together with hands and form eight thin patties that are slightly larger than the buns.
  3. Place bacon, mushrooms, onions on four of the patties. Top with remaining patties and seal edges. Cook burgers on the grill for 5-8 minutes on each side. Do not flip more than once to prevent the burger from falling apart. Add cheese to burgers with a minute of grill time left.


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  1. says

    The burger look delicious. Well, I would have to leave out the mushrooms. Today I brought DIY Gyro Meat. Thanks so much for hosting. Have a great week.

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