Man Food: 50/50 Burger
What happens when you mix ground beef with uncooked bacon and throw it on the grill?
You get the juiciest most flavorful burger ever!
Just think of all that rendered bacon flavor actually being inside the meat and not just on top.
I had never heard of this before, but of course the man of the house had. He said it was called a “50/50 burger.” I think they make them at a California burger chain.
Have I mentioned that this is the first summer that we’ve ever had our very own grill? I think it was a right of passage for Nick.
Man meets girl. Man and girl buy dog. Man and girl get married. Man buys grill … and they live happily ever after (with bacon burgers).
Happy Friday ya’ll, get on that grill this weekend, drink some sangria and enjoy whats left of the summer!
50/50 Burger (makes about 4 regular sized burgers)
1 pound (16 oz) uncooked bacon
1 pound (16 oz) lean ground beef
Sliced American cheese
Burger buns and toppings of choice
1. Chop uncooked bacon with a knife or in a food processor until it’s in small pieces. Add bacon pieces to ground beef in a large mixing bowl. Combine meat and bacon and form burger patties. (you can add the cheese in small pieces here too!)
2. Grill the burgers, flipping to brown each side. Note: You have to cook the burgers closer to medium temperture in order to fully cook/render the bacon. We like our meat rare usually but with this recipe it’s worth it! Top burgers with cheese until melted.
3. Place on buns with toppings of choice and enjoy!