Big Mike burger

Big Mike burger

  • Preparation Time25 mins
  • Cooking Time30 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyMedium

For the pecan burger

750g beef mince
6 slices streaky bacon
60g chopped pecans
3 tbsps chopped parsley leaves
2 tbsps grated onion
60g butter, softened

For the butter burger

Salt and freshly ground black pepper
750g beef mince
60g butter, cut into small cubes
125g American cheese, cut into six portions

For the special sauce

240ml mayonnaise
120ml yellow mustard
60ml tomato ketchup
Hot sauce
2 tbsps finely chopped pickled jalapeno peppers

For the Big Mike burger

12 hamburger baps
6 pecan burgers
6 butter burgers
Special sauce, as needed
6 lettuce leaves
6 tomato slices
6 onion slices
Pecan burger:
1) Preheat griddle.

2) Divide beef into 12 flat patties. Partially saute bacon; the fat should start rendering, but it shouldn't be crispy. Drain bacon.

3) Mix pecans, parsley, onion and butter together. Spread mixture on six of the patties. Top with remaining six patties and seal the edges with the partially sauteed bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick.

4) Griddle for 10-15 minutes, or until cooked to desired doneness, turning once.

Butter burger:
1) Salt and pepper the beef, to taste. Mix beef and cubed butter together with your hands and form six balls. Push a piece of American cheese into the centre of each ball. Mould beef mince around the cheese in the shape of a patty.

2) Cook on hot griddle or in frying pan to desired doneness.

Special sauce:
Stir all ingredients together until well blended.

Big Mike burger:
Place one pecan burger on the bottom piece of a bap. Top with another bottom piece of bap and the butter burger. Top with sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion and a top piece of the bap. Discard or save the remaining six top bap pieces for another use.

Serve immediately.

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