beef/pork essentials: bacon-wrapped heaven

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By Andy Anderson !
from Wichita, KS

I worked out the ingredients in this recipe about a week ago and served them up the other day; everyone enjoyed them. Something about working on a new recipe in the late evening and morning. There is a certain clarity of thought in those quiet hours that enhances creativity… or at least that is my story, and I am sticking to it. The Sauce blends with the beef and pork, creating multiple levels of flavor, and of course the bacon helps too. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves 2
prep time 1 Hr 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For beef/pork essentials: bacon-wrapped heaven

  • PLAN/PURCHASE
  • THE BURGERS
  • 6 oz
    ground beef (80/20), course ground
  • 6 oz
    ground pork, course ground
  • 1 tsp
    dehydrated onions, lightly crushed
  • THE SAUCE
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    steak sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    tamari sauce or liquid aminos
  • 1/2 tsp
    coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    gingerroot powder
  • 1 - 2 pinch
    cayenne pepper

How To Make beef/pork essentials: bacon-wrapped heaven

  • 1
    PREP/PREPARE
  • 2
    You will need a skillet and a baking sheet, to make this recipe.
  • 3
    Homemade Worcestershire Looking for a good Worcestershire without anchovies, or all those chemical preservatives? It is easy/peasy to make and tastes like the real thing. So yummy. https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/sauce-spread/other-sauce-spread/diy-essentials-homemade-worcestershire-sauce.html?r=1 Steak Sauce Use your own favorite steak sauce; however, if you want to try your hand at making your own, check this one out. It might just become your new favorite. https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/sauce-spread/other-sauce-spread/sauce-essentials-the-ultimate-steak-sauce.html
  • 4
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 5
    Grinding the Meat
  • 6
    If you are grinding your own, cut the pork and beef into cubes.
  • 7
    Grind, using the course grinder plate.
  • 8
    If you are not grinding your own, see if you can get course ground from your butcher, sometimes call a chili grind. If you cannot, no worries, just use the ground meat that you already have.
  • 9
    Making Bacon-Wrapped Heaven
  • 10
    Add the ingredients for the sauce to a small bowl, then whisk to combine.
  • 11
    Add the ground pork and beef to a large mixing bowl.
  • 12
    Sprinkle the dehydrated onions over the top, then add two tablespoons of the sauce.
  • 13
    Using your hands or fork, gently combine the ingredients.
  • 14
    Cover with some cling wrap, and place in the fridge for about an hour.
  • 15
    Place a rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 350f/175c.
  • 16
    Divide the mix in half and make two, 6-ounce patties.
  • 17
    I am using a ring to make the patties; however, that is not necessary, just make them thick and of even thickness.
  • 18
    Brush the tops with some of the Sauce.
  • 19
    Add about a tablespoon of non-flavored oil (grapeseed), into a medium-high preheated skillet, then add the patties, sauce-side-down. You should hear a nice sizzle.
  • 20
    After about about 1 minute, brush more sauce on the tops, and flip them over for an additional minute.
  • 21
    Remove from the skillet and wrap in a piece of thick-sliced bacon… or two.
  • 22
    Bake in the preheated oven until the bacon begins to crisp, and the meat is cooked thru, about 10 – 12 minutes.
  • 23
    Brush the tops with a bit more of the sauce before serving.
  • 24
    PLATE/PRESENT
  • So Yummy
    25
    Serve with your favorite sides. In this photo, I added some sautéed shrimp and called it Surf & Turf. Enjoy.
  • Stud Muffin
    26
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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