Friday, May 20, 2011

Big Time Burger

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

Patty #1
Pecan Burger:                                                                                                                             
  • 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.

Patty #2
  • Butter  
  • Salt  
  • 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
To serve:
  • 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.


Marci said...

My Mike would definitely love this one!!!

monstermash said...