Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Beefy bacon burger

Use a reasonably priced beef cut to make a good beefy bacon burger
I have bought much meat lately destined for destruction. The cuts were priced 50 % off as they were close to sell by date. One of the cuts I bought is stew meat used for "bankekjøtt", a Norwegian meat stew simmered in gravy for a long time. Instead of using the cuts to slow cook, I decided to make a few beefy burgers with bacon. 
Bacon burger ready to hit the pan
In order to make to make two large burgers I used: 
400 grams / 0,9 lb's "bankekjøtt", grounded
100 grams / 3,5 oz bacon, finely diced
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
2-3 tsp salt
Ground pepper
2 tbsp ground ginger
2 - 3 potato starch
1 sliced blue cheese for topping 

Blue cheese on top started to melt 
I mixed all the ingredients well, and shaped them into two large burgers. I allowed the burger to cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. 
I heated 75 grams  butter in a non-stick pan. Place the burgers in the pan and fry the burger on one side until the ends were grey. 
Flip the burger on the other side, place a large slice of blue cheese on top and allow to melt through the rest of the cooking time.
See to that you do not fry the burger completely through, but allow it to stay medium in the middle. 
Serve with a good salad and potato chips.   
Serve burger with chips and salad

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