Crafting the Ultimate 50/50 Burger with a Twist
Hey, folks! Today, I’m taking you on a culinary adventure as we delve into the world of mouthwatering 50/50 Burgers. Picture this – a perfect blend of beef and pork, seasoned to perfection, topped with a homemade burger sauce, and featuring a secret weapon: bacon jam. Join me as we fire up the griddle and embark on a flavorful journey that will tantalize your taste buds.
The Meat Blend:
So, here I am, giddy with excitement, combining 1 lb. of ground beef with an equal amount of ground pork. The sizzle of the meat hitting the hot surface is music to my ears, drowning out the background noises of the great outdoors. The key here is to keep things light – no overworking the meat. A delicate mix ensures a juicy, tender result.
The Burger Seasoning:
Introducing the secret weapon – AB’s Burger Seasoning. While traditional salt and pepper can suffice, this special seasoning takes the flavor to new heights. A sprinkle of this magic dust promises to elevate my burger game. Remember, it’s all about infusing the meat with flavor without turning it into a dense mass.
Choosing the Cooking Surface:
I’ve decided to go with my trusty griddle for that perfect sear, but you can choose your battlefield – be it cast iron or the trendy hex clad.
Forming the Patties:
Dividing the seasoned meat into four portions, I carefully avoid over-packing the patties. We want them to be juicy, not dense. As I form them, I consider the size, knowing they’ll shrink during cooking.
Cooking the Perfect Patty:
I lay the patties on the hot griddle, allowing them to sear and develop a beautiful crust. A crucial tip – resist the temptation to flip them prematurely. Let the bottom cook undisturbed until it’s time to unveil the masterpiece.
Toasting the Buns:
In a surprising twist, I decide to toast my buns with mayonnaise instead of butter. A hack that yields perfectly golden, crispy results. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!
Homemade Burger Sauce:
While I personalize my sauce, my go-to is a mayo-based concoction. A dash of W sauce, ketchup, relish, and the essential yellow mustard create a symphony of flavors. I adjust the ratios to my liking, whisk until smooth, and voila – my homemade burger sauce is ready.
Bacon Jam – The Game-Changer:
And now, the the secret – Bacon Jam. This isn’t just any jam; it’s a savory, smoky delight that adds an extra layer of indulgence. Here are the ingredients:
Bacon Jam Ingredients:
- 1 ½ lbs. Bacon
- 2 large Onions chopped finely
- 3 cloves Garlic
- 1 tsp. Chili Powder
- 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
- ½ tsp. Salt
- ½ tsp. Pepper
- 1 tbsp. Sriracha Sauce
- 2 tbsp. BBQ Sauce
- ½ cup Maple Syrup
- ¼ cup Hickory Balsamic Vinegar
- ½ cup Brown Sugar
- 1 lb. Ground Beef
- 1 lb. Ground Pork
- AB’s Burger Seasoning
Other Burger Components:
- Brioche Buns
- American Cheese slices
Homemade Burger Sauce Ingredients:
- W Sauce
Assembling the Masterpiece:
- Mayonnaise for toasting the buns
Assembling the Masterpiece:
I generously spread this bacon jam on the bottom bun, creating a flavor explosion that’s hard to resist. A leaf of lettuce, a slice of tomato, a perfectly cooked 50/50 patty, and a slice of American cheese that melts into a creamy goodness complete the masterpiece.
And there you have it – my version of the ultimate 50/50 Burger, a fusion of flavors and textures that will leave your taste buds singing. If you’re feeling adventurous, give this recipe a try and let me know your thoughts. And hey, if there’s enough buzz about it, I might just spill the beans on making that irresistible bacon jam. Until next time, happy cooking and indulging in the world of culinary delights!
The Best 50/50 Burger Ever!
Crafting a mouthwatering blend of beef and pork, seasoned to perfection, topped with a homemade burger sauce, and featuring a game-changing bacon jam.
Homemade Burger Sauce Ingredients
Combine 1 lb. ground beef with an equal amount of ground pork, mixing delicately to ensure a juicy and tender result. Let the sizzle of this meat blend on the hot griddle set the stage for a mouthwatering experience.
Sprinkle AB’s Burger Seasoning over the meat for elevated flavor. Ensure even distribution, avoiding a dense mass.
Choose your preferred cooking surface – griddle, cast iron, or hex clad – each contributing its unique touch to the perfect sear.
Divide the seasoned meat into four portions, forming patties without over-packing. Consider their size, knowing they’ll shrink during cooking.
Lay the patties on the hot griddle, allowing them to sear and develop a beautiful crust. Resist the urge to flip prematurely for optimal results
Toast buns with mayonnaise for a surprising twist, yielding golden, crispy results that complement the juicy patties.
While the patties cook, prepare homemade burger sauce by whisking together mayo, W sauce, ketchup, relish, and mustard to taste.
Create the game-changing bacon jam by cooking bacon, onions, garlic, and savory ingredients until they form a smoky, savory delight. Generously spread it on the bottom bun.
Complete the masterpiece with lettuce, a slice of tomato, a perfectly cooked 50/50 patty, and melted American cheese.
Admire your creation – the Best 50/50 Burger with a Twist, a fusion of flavors and textures that will leave your taste buds singing.
AB’s Burger Rub
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- Adjust sauce and seasoning quantities to taste.
- Mix meat delicately for a juicy result.
- Resist flipping patties prematurely for a perfect crust.
- Toast buns with mayonnaise for a golden twist.
- Experiment with bacon jam ingredients for a personalized touch.
Enjoy your culinary adventure!