That killer burger recipe

For those who have asked how I do the evil burgers…

5 lbs 85/15 burger
1 lb bacon
1 large sweet onion
10 cloves fresh garlic
1/4 cup BBQ sauce (Sweet Baby Ray’s)
1/4 cup mustard (cheap yellow)
1/4 cup ketchup
2 eggs
2 cups finely shredded cheese (cheddar/colby mix)
1 or 2 tbsp steak spice mix (ie weber or grill mates)

Finely chop the bacon and fry it just short of crispy. Pour off “most” of the bacon fat. (I usually leave 2-3 oz of the fat).

Put the onion and garlic cloves in a chopper or food processor. chop it very fine.

Eggs and cheese work as a good binder.  Just say no to bread crumbs in the burger.

Put everything in a very large bowl. Mash it up. Hands work best.

Form 1/3 lb+ patties. Should make 15 or 16 burgers. I make them up ahead of time. Quick freeze to harden and use the food saver to shrink wrap the burgers.