So this burger has been waiting to happen for a long time. It all start with the best channel in the world, Food Network obviously and they showed this restaurant called Slaters 50/50 tossing down a half bacon/half beef burger. Well thats all it took for me to love. Last week, I finally got time to visit one and lets just say it was nothing short of life changing. I ate 1.5lbs of meat and would have done more if I didn't run out. That was all of my plate and my friends whose I stole. Needless to say though, I don't like paying people to make my food when I know I can do it better and cheaper. More food for less money = WINNING. That concept right there gets you this simple recipe, I hope you enjoy.
I realize not everyone if you is going to have a meat grinder like I was so fortunate to receive as a Christmas present, but do not fret this is still possible. You are just going to have to do some fine dicing of bacon into lardons which probably is way easier to clean up then my meat grinder after bacon haha.
Bacon Beef (50/50) Burgers with Sweet Potato Mash
- If you do not have a meat grinder, hand slice your bacon into the smallest lardons that you can to help incorporate it into the meat
- If you have a meat grinder, have your bacon thawed out but chilled in the freezer for 20-30 mins prior to grinding to help it grind easier
- Put you ground beef in a mixing bowl and grind your bacon into the bowl or hand mix it in if you had to slice it
- Using your hands mix the beef and bacon together until everything is evenly incorporated
- Now add all of your remaining burger ingredients and mix well with your hands and them form into four 1/2 lb patties. They will shrink so this is perfect size
- Once formed, let them sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes which is a perfect time to knock out your sweet potatoes
- Once ready, preheat your grill and go to town. Cook the burgers to an internal temp of 165 degrees which at 400-450 should take 20-25 minutes
Sweet Potato Mash
- Boil your sweet potatoes in a pot of water until fork tender
- Drain from water and add them to a mixing bowl or stand mixer
- Add your grassfed butter and bury it in the potatoes to let it start melting and then all the rest of your remaining ingredients
- Once everything is mixed, serve
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