Big Mike Burger Recipe

Big Mike Hamburger

Cook: 30 mins
Prep: 25 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients:
For the pecan burger:

  • 750g beef mince
  • 6 slices streaky bacon
  • 60g chopped pecans
  • 3 tbsp. chopped parsley leaves
  • 2 tbsp. grated onion
  • 60g butter, softened

For the butter burger:

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 750g beef mince
  • 60g butter, cut into small cubes
  • 125g american cheese, cut into 6 portions

For the special sauce:

  • 240ml mayonnaise
  • 120ml yellow mustard
  • 60ml tomato ketchup
  • Hot sauce
  • 2 tbsps. finely chopped pickled jalapeno peppers

For the Big Mike burger:

  • 12 hamburger baps
  • 6 pecan burgers(recipe follows)
  • 6 butter burgers(recipe follows)
  • Special sauce, as needed(recipe follows)
  • 6 leaves lettuce
  • 6 tomato slices
  • 6 onion slices

Procedure:

  1. Preheat griddle.
  2. Divide beef into 12 flat patties. Partially saute bacon – the fat should start rendering, but it shouldn’t be crispy. Drain bacon.
  3. Mix pecans, parsley, onion, and butter together. Spread mixture on 6 of the patties. Top with remaining 6 patties and seal the edges with the partially sauteed bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick.
  4. Griddle 10 to 15 minutes, or until cooked to desired doneness, turning once.

For the butter burger:

  1. Salt and pepper the beef, to taste. Mix beef and cubed butter together with your hands and form 6 balls. Push a piece of American cheese into the center of each ball. Mold ground beef around the cheese in the shape of a patty.
  2. Cook on hot griddle or in frying pan to desired doneness.

For the special sauce:

  1. Stir all ingredients together until well blended.

For the Big Mike burger:

  1. Place 1 pecan burger on a bottom piece of 6 baps. Top with another bottom piece of bap and the butter burger. Top with sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion and a top piece of the bap. Discard or save the remaining 6 top bap pieces for another use.
  2. Serve immediately.
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