The Ultimate Burger

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"I think this is the best yet you may feel not or you may agree, give it a try! This is cooked on direct heat Medium(350F - 375F) You'll need to use a 3 to 1 ratio of ground beef to ground pork "

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (263.1 g)
  • Calories 566.8
  • Total Fat - 39.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 156.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1077.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 3.6 g
  • Protein - 41.4 g
  • Calcium - 41.3 mg
  • Iron - 4.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Fry the bacon pieces until they begin to crisp up, about 8 - 10 minutes over medium heat. Add the onions and let them saute until they begin to soften, about 4 - 5 minutes. Add the garlic and continue frying another 2 minutes.

Step 2

In a separate bowl combine the ground beef and ground pork. When the bacon/onion/garlic mixture is cooked add it to the ground beef and ground pork mixture along with fat from the skillet.. Add the thyme, Worchestershire and hot sauce.

Step 3

Mix well with hands (clean hands) to combine all ingredients, cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours blend the flavors or overnight or up to 2 days. Wet your hands with water and form the meat into 4 patties. Don't overwork the meat or it will become tough after grilling. Make a slight indentation in the top of each pattie with your thumb to compensate for it's tendancy to puff up during cooking.

Step 4

Well oil the grates of the BBQ, and bring up to Medium heat (350F - 375F). When the BBQ reaches temperature remove the patties from the refrigerator and place on the grill. Close the lid. BBQ for 7 - 8 minutes and lift the lid to check them. Check with a spatula to see if they're sticking to the grill, look for nice char grill marks under the burger. If the burger lifts well with the spatula then flip it. If not give it another minute and then flip.

Step 5

After another 7 - 8 minutes the burgers should be done, lift the lid and remove for Medium-rare to Medium or check the internal temperature (165F).

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This truly is an Ultimate Burger. Wow it is sure tasty. I pan fried it and cut the recipe back to two burgers. Added some mushrooms, cheese a slice of sweet onion and tomato. Goes up there with my top ten burgers.

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(1 Jun 2014)