I can’t think of a better way to spend a sunny summer afternoon than in front of the BBQ grilling up some big, juicy homemade burgers.
I mean, isn’t that what Sunday’s are for? And while today marks the official start of summer, it also happens to be Father’s Day… two very acceptable reasons to spend the afternoon grilling to your hearts content!
I love making burgers from scratch because the possibilities are endless. From chicken burgers, veggie burgers, and mushroom blended beef burgers… there are so many ways to grill up a delicious hearty burger! And whether you top them with all the fixings, or nothing at all, a burger fresh off the grill always puts a smile on my face.
But let’s get to THIS burger. This burger is a man’s burger fo’ sho! I mean, it has bacon, two kinds of meat, sweet pickles, crispy onions… and more bacon! THIS is the burger that you spend the afternoon grilling for Father’s Day! In one single bite, this burger will show dad just how much you care!
Big Ol’ Burger with Crispy Onions, Bacon, and Sweet Pickles
This burger is just what your grill has been craving…. two kinds of ground meat are mixed together to produce a flavourful and juicy patty, while crispy bacon, onion strings, bacon mayo and sweet pickles round out the flavours making you say “mmmmm” with every bite! Serve with chips and garlic dill pickles on the side.
1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb lean ground pork
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup finely diced onions
2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
5 burger buns
10 slices of bacon, cooked until crispy
5-6 slices of crispy onions (recipe below)
1. Mix beef, pork, egg, breadcrumbs, onions and Cajun seasoning in a bowl. Form into five 1/2lb. patties.
2. Place on pre-heated grill and cook for approximately 6-8 minutes per side. Internal temperature should reach 160°F. Should you wish to toast your buns, place them cut side down on the grill for 1-2 minutes.
3. Spread the bottom bun with bacon mayo, top with patty, bacon, onion strings and sweet pickles. Enjoy!
Crispy Onion Strings: Cut 1 medium sized sweet onion into thin slices. Pour 1/2 cup of buttermilk into a bowl. Add 1/4 cup of flour and 1 tbsp of Cajun seasoning to another. Working in batches, dip onions into buttermilk and then into flour. Coat well. Gently place into preheated oil, and cook until they crisp up and turn a golden brown. Continue this process until all strings have been cooked. Keep warm in a foil pan until ready to use.
So don’t waste another second, get out there and fire up that grill!