Aug 17, 2016

Triple Play Burger with Bacon, Pork & Beef

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
The combination of bacon, pork and beef mixed together for the patty makes this burger juicy and extremely flavorful.

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Bacon is amazing. All burgers are delicious. Why not put bacon inside of burgers?! The combination of bacon, pork and beef mixed together for the patty makes this burger juicy and extremely flavorful. Don’t forget to serve these burgers with a side of fries!

Triple Play Burger with Bacon, Pork & Beef

Key Ingredients in This Recipe

  • Bacon – I like to use applewood-smoked bacon as it adds a little maple and smoky flavor. Make sure the bacon is finely chopped in this recipe otherwise it can add an unpleasant texture to the burger.
  • Ground pork – Ground pork typically comes from minced pork shoulder meat and is incredibly versatile.
  • Ground Beef –   I use a blend of 80% lean/ 20% fat ground beef. The fat adds flavor to the blended meat burger.
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How to Make a Triple Play Burger

  1. Mix the burgers. In a medium size mixing bowl gently combine the bacon, pork and beef with your hands, being careful not to over-mix.
  2. Shape the patties. Form the mixture into 4 equal balls then flatten them into discs. Season on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook the burgers and add cheese. Heat a grill or use a medium cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, cook the burgers until desired doneness, about 4 minutes on each side for medium rare. Adding a slice of cheddar cheese right after flipping.
  4. Assemble and serve. Spread mayonnaise on the bottom half of each bun. Add a burger patty followed by a slice of tomato, red onion, and lettuce. Close the burger and serve immediately.
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Tips and Tricks for This Recipe

  • Before cooking the burgers, add a small dimple to the middle of each patty so that they cook up flat.
  • Burgers also shrink up by about 25% when cooking so make sure to make them larger than you think you will need them.
  • Because this burger is a mixture of pork, beef and bacon I recommend cooking this burger a bit longer than you typically would.
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Triple Play Burger with Bacon, Pork & Beef

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Serves 4 single burgers or 2 double

Ingredients:

  • ¼ pound applewood smoked bacon, finely chopped
  • ½ pound ground pork
  • ½ pound ground beef (85/15)
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 brioche buns, split in half and toasted
  • 1 medium heirloom tomato, sliced
  • 4 slices red onion
  • 4 leaves green leaf lettuce

Instructions:

  • In a medium size mixing bowl gently combine the bacon, pork and beef with your hands, being careful not to over-mix.
  • Form the mixture into 4 equal balls then flatten them into discs. Season on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a grill or use a medium cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, cook the burgers until desired doneness, about 4 to 5 minutes on each side for medium. Adding a slice of cheddar cheese right after flipping.
  • Spread mayonnaise on the bottom half of each bun. Add a burger patty followed by a slice of tomato, red onion, and lettuce. Close the burger and serve immediately.

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