Pirate's Pride Burger

Karen Elliott


As a member of a family and friends cooking team, Pirates of the Grillibbean, we work hard to create the best burgers possible while also giving back to our community. Each year we participate in a fund raising event for local animal shelters. We also use our local firefighters as taste testers. We hope you enjoy
the Pirate's Pride Burger.


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6 - 7oz burgers
45 Min
1 Hr


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  • 2 lb
    85/15 ground chuck
  • 1 lb
    90/10 angus ground beef
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 stick
    butter, melted

  • 24 oz
    package, smoked bacon
  • 1 lb
    box, dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    red pepper flakes

  • 8 oz
    block extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz
    block pepper jack cheese
  • 8 oz
    block monterey jack cheese
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1/2 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    pimento peppers with juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 tsp
    mrs. dash, original
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper or hot sauce

  • 1 jar(s)
    steak sauce
  • 1 jar(s)
  • ·
    bibb lettuce leaves
  • ·
    tomato slices
  • ·
    red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 jar(s)
    dill pickles, sandwich slims

How to Make Pirate's Pride Burger


  1. Bacon Weave
    Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    Foil line 2 large cookie sheets and add 2 metal cooling racks to the cookie sheets.
    Use zip lock bag and add box of dark brown sugar, set aside.
  2. Take 3 slices of bacon and cut in half, you now have 6 small sections of bacon to work with. Put the small bacon sections in the brown sugar bag and coat bacon very well.
  3. Take the 3 slices of bacon and run them horizontal on the metal cooling racks, then take 3 more slices of sugar coated bacon and weave vertically with the horizontal strips. You are basically building a woven bacon blanket. This may sound complicated but after you complete the first the rest are a breeze. Continue with bacon repeating the same steps until you have 6 bacon weaves. Sprinkle each bacon weave with red pepper flakes before baking.
  4. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until bacon is done.
    While bacon is baking move on to pimento cheese recipe.
    Note for time saving: Make bacon weave and pimento cheese the day before and store in refrigerator.
    Warm bacon in microwave before serving on burgers.
  5. Karen's Pimento Cheese
    Using food processor shredded the three 8 oz. packages of block cheeses. Set aside.
  6. In large mixing bowl add mayo, cream cheese, pimentos and spices. With electric hand mixer blend together until smooth.
    Add the shredded cheeses to the mayo mixture and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to put on burgers.
  7. Pirate's Pride Burgers
    Fire up grill to at least 325 degrees.
    In large mixing bowl combine the 3 pounds of ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
    Form 6 burgers into large 7 oz burger patties.
  8. Place burgers on grill. Cook on one side 10 to 12 minutes, before turning baste with melted butter. Turn burgers and cook until medium to medium well or at least 160F internal temperature.
  9. Just before taking burgers off grill add large dollop of pimento cheese mixture and let melt.
    Remove burgers and serve on buttered toasted buns.
  10. Assemble burger as bottom bun, lettuce, onion, burger,
    bacon weave, steak sauce, tomato, and sliced dill pickles. Add mayo or steak sauce to bun top.
    Serves 6.

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About Pirate's Pride Burger

Course/Dish: Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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