Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 lb pork belly, sliced into thin strips
- 4 brioche buns
- 4 slices of cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Vegetable oil for frying
Special equipment needed:
- Cast iron skillet
1. In a bowl, mix together the ground beef, salt, and pepper. Form into 4 patties and set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, dijon mustard, honey, and apple cider vinegar to make the sauce. Set aside.
3. Heat the cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
4. Fry the pork belly strips until crispy and golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Use tongs to remove from the skillet and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
5. In the same skillet, cook the beef patties to your desired doneness, about 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare.
6. Assemble the burgers by placing a slice of cheddar cheese on top of each patty, followed by a generous amount of the sauce, and a handful of the crispy pork belly strips.
7. Serve on toasted brioche buns.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Medium-high heat for frying pork belly and cooking beef patties
Calories per serving: 750
Substitutions for ingredients:
- Ground beef can be substituted with ground turkey or chicken
- Pork belly can be substituted with bacon or pancetta
- Brioche buns can be substituted with any type of burger bun
- Cheddar cheese can be substituted with any type of cheese
- Add sliced avocado or tomato to the burger for extra flavor and nutrition
- Use a different type of sauce, such as BBQ or aioli, to switch up the flavor profile
- Add a fried egg on top of the burger for a breakfast twist
Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to drain excess oil from the pork belly strips before adding them to the burger to prevent a greasy burger
- Toast the brioche buns for added texture and flavor
- Season the beef patties well with salt and pepper for maximum flavor
Leftover burgers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Reheat the burgers in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
Serve the burgers on a wooden board or platter with a side of sweet potato fries or onion rings.
Garnish the burgers with a sprig of fresh parsley or cilantro for added color and flavor.
Pair the burgers with a cold beer or a glass of red wine for a delicious meal.
Suggested side dishes:
Sweet potato fries, onion rings, coleslaw, or a side salad.
- If the pork belly strips are not crispy enough, increase the heat and fry for an additional minute or two.
- If the beef patties are overcooked, reduce the cooking time or use a meat thermometer to ensure they are cooked to your desired doneness.
Food safety advice:
Make sure to cook the beef patties to an internal temperature of 160°F to ensure they are safe to eat.
Oreilles de Crisse is a traditional Quebecois dish made from deep-fried pork belly strips. It is often served as a snack or appetizer.
Savory, salty, sweet, and tangy.
Serve the burgers with a side of fries or onion rings for a classic burger and fries meal.
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