Bacon-Apple Burgers

Today, my husband started the day with the following challenge… “How come at-home burgers never taste as good as restaurant ones?”.  I set forth to prove him wrong!

These were really good as bunless burgers, and even got the thumbs up from my husband and 7 year old.  Now, I don’t know if he would go so far as to say they are better than restaurant ones, but these were pretty darned good.  I piled mine under avocado, tomatoes and lettuce, with a side of terra chips, so you can’t really see too much of the actual burger.

The original recipe for these burgers calls for grated apples, but I liked the idea of little chunks of apples, so I chopped them.

Bacon-Apple Burgers

1 lb ground beef (We used 84% lean)

1/2-1 cup finely chopped, cooked bacon

1/2-1 cup finely chopped (or grated) apples (peeled and cored)

1 egg

Salt and pepper to taste

Condiments (Avocado, tomato, onion and lettuce, in my case)

1. Cook your bacon until crispy in a large skillet.  Once finished, pat the bacon dry and let cool.  Once cool, finely chop

2. While the bacon is cooking, peel, core and chop your apple

3. Mix the beef, bacon, apple, egg, salt and pepper together until the bacon and apples are well distributed throughout the mixture.

4. Form into 6 patties (I’ve heard cutting out a small hole in the middle keeps them from shrinking too much and helps them cook faster)

5. Fry in the bacon grease (or in coconut oil if this irks you) over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes per side, or until desired done-ness

6. Pile your condiments on top of your burger

7. Dig in!


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