9/12/15 Bacon Burgers with Mustard Chard

For Dinner last night we made bacon burgers. I used a mixture of ground pork and ground beef to make them. Everyone loved eating them, I am sure to make this again sometime. I even made some amazing extra condiments that made my burger farm fresh and yummy.

First I cooked some strips of bacon until it was nice and crispy, then diced it up. I was also defrosting the meat on the counter. Then I took the rest of the bacon and sliced some onion and diced some mushroom and caramelized it with some sugar until the onions were golden brown. I drained it and set it into a dish for a condiment.

I have some finished pictures here of the diced bacon and the onion mix.

diced bacon
diced bacon
caramelized onions with candied bacon and mushrooms
caramelized onions with candied bacon and mushrooms

I also got an idea from an online recipe to make a sort of slaw with the chard I had. I used 1 part vegan mayo to 1 part mustard and a dash of sweet relish in a bowl with diced chard leaves from the food bank. It tasted really good. I had some on one side of my burger with the candied bacon-onion mix on top and it was really good.

I made the burgers by mixing the ground beef, ground pork and diced bacon together. I also added some salt pepper and a dash of marjoram. I cooked them in the skillet with the bacon fat from the onion mix and only had to turn them over once. They were really juicy yummy burgers.

I also made some fries on the side, actually the whole meal was planned around french fries. I asked my son yesterday morning what he wanted to have for dinner and he said “ if you have potatoes I want fries.” At least he loves them homemade. I sliced my mini potatoes from the food bank really thin and fried them golden then covered in salt. I also served some homemade pickles with the meal.

Here are a few pictures of my plate. I even managed to get my husband to take a glamour shot that does the cooking justice.

before I put my burger together
before I put my burger together
glamour shot by my husband
glamour shot by my husband
perfectly cooked burger
perfectly cooked burger
mustard chard, carmelized onion, fresh tomato, bacon burger...
mustard chard, carmelized onion, fresh tomato, bacon burger…
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