Big Mike Burger

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Big Mike Burger Big Mike Burger

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Moderate

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Patty #1:
Pecan Burger:
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
6 slices bacon
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
2 tablespoons grated onion
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, softened

Patty #2:
Butter Burger:
Salt and 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
Paula Deen’s Hot Sauce
2 tablespoons finely chopped pickled jalapenos

To serve:
12 hamburger buns
6 leaves lettuce
6 tomato slices
6 onion slices





Patty #1:
Pecan Burger:
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 Burger:
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.

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

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