Beef 'n' Pork Burgers
The combination of ground beef and pork is the secret behind these juicy burgers. The never-fail burgers are ideal for summer grilling, so I depend on them time and again. Everyone loves them. Plus, you can easily double or triple the recipe for large get-togethers.
Dovetailing Tip: Save the bacon drippings to use in the Grilled Potatoes & Onions in today's meal.
|4||bacon strips, diced|
|1||large onion, finely chopped|
|1||garlic clove, minced|
|1 1/2 cups||soft bread crumbs|
|1||large egg, lightly beaten|
|1 tablespoon||dried parsley flakes|
|2 to 3||teaspoons salt|
|1/4 teaspoon||dried marjoram|
|1 pound||ground beef|
|1 pound||ground pork|
|8||hamburger buns, split and toasted|
|mayonnaise, lettuce leaves and tomato slices|
In a small skillet, cook bacon, onion and garlic over medium heat until the bacon is crisp; drain and place in a small bowl. Stir in the bread crumbs, egg, water, parsley, salt, marjoram, paprika and pepper. Crumble beef and pork over the mixture and mix well. Shape into eight 3/4-in.-thick patties. Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve on buns with mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato. Yield: 8 servings.