Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Spicy Beef & Pork Bacon Cheeseburgers with Duck Fat

These burgers are amazing.  There is no reason to go out and have a "gourmet" burger...you can make one right at home.  My husband and I have always played around with different ingredients to find the perfect burger, I think we finally have found our match.  If you are not crazy about the spice, you can control that by not adding as much of the chili pepper.  The other benefit about these are that you don't cook them on the grill.  Cooking these burgers on a cast iron pan allow the meat to maintain all their delicious juices.  Enjoy!

Spicy Beef & Pork Bacon Cheeseburgers with Duck Fat

  • 1/2 lb. ground pork
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 3 Chili peppers from a can in adobo sauce
  • 1 packet of dry onion soup mix
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • handful of breadcrumbs
  • 6 slices of good bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, minced
  • 1/2 tspn. ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup duck fat 
  • Garnish: Buns, Tomatoes, lettuce, mayo & ketchup
-Combine all ingredients above in a large bowl, except the duck fat. Mix well together and form into 4-6 patties.  Heat a large cast iron pan over medium high heat.  Brush the duck fat on the top of each patty.  Cook patties on pan, roughly 4 minutes on each side for a medium-rare burger.  Arrange patties on buns and add desired toppings.

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