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Name:Shasta Bacon Burger Contributor:Shasta k Willson
Description:Shasta Bacon Burger Posted:2003-03-09
Key words:ground beef Category:Main Dishes
ID:451 Updated:2006-04-06 23:08:32
Ingredients:frozen chunk of natural bacon ends
baby garlic, diced
3-4 tiny baby leeks, finely chopped to make 2 Tbsp
1 lb 80% ground chuck
soft toasted buns
Tillamook cheddar or Pepperjack
Preparation:J wanted a burger last night, which I haven't cooked in years. So I
decided to go for it. Started by slicing a bunch of very thin shavings from a
frozen chunk of natural bacon ends and cooking those crispy.

Mixed the garlic and the chopped leeks with the ground chuck and a bit
of salt and pepper.

Left a bit of bacon fat in the pan and cooked the burgers on
very high heat until very brown on all sides, then low until J's was well
done. Set mine on it's side at the edge so it would stay a bit pink.

Put them on soft toasted buns with melted Tillamook cheddar for me,
pepperjack for her, a pile of the bacon shavings, and all the desired
fixings, including lettuce from the garden.

I'm not a big burger fan, but I have to say that this was one of the best
things I've ever eaten.

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