With Summer"just around the corner" and Memorial Dayweekend upon us ...
Big Mike Burger(Paula Deen's Ultimate -Big Time Burger)
|Courtesy of Paula Deen |
Show: Paula's Party
Episode: Paula's Drive-Through
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 6 slices bacon
- 1/2 cup chopped pecan
- 3 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
- 2 tablespoons grated onion
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, softened
Preheat broiler or grill. Divide ground beef into 12 flat patties. Partially saute bacon - the fat should start rendering, but it shouldn't be crispy. Drain bacon. 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. Broil or grill 10 to 15 minutes, or until cooked to desired doneness, turning once.
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef or ground chuck
- 4 tablespoons butter, Cut into small cubes
- 4 ounces American cheese, cut into 6 portions.
Special Sauce for the "Big Mike"
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup yellow mustard
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- Hot sauce
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped pickled jalapenos
- 12 hamburger buns
- 6 leaves lettuce
- 6 tomato slices
- 6 onion slices
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. Cook on hot grill or in skillet to desired doneness.
Special Sauce for the "Big Mike": Stir all ingredients together until well blended.
To Serve: Place 1 pecan burger on a bottom piece of 6 buns. Top with another bottom piece of bun and the butter burger. Top with sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion and a top piece of the bun. Discard or save for another use the remaining 6 top bun pieces.