Cardiac Burgers

This would be a good lunch if you're going to chop down trees all afternoon. For most of us this will have to be a rare treat.

8 servings


8 ounces bacon
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound lean ground pork
1/3 cup tomato paste
2 tablespoons pepper sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 egg
5 cloves garlic, minced
3 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded
3 ounces Gouda cheese, shredded
panko bread crumbs


Cook the bacon till crispy. Dice finely and reserve fat

Bronze the tomato paste over medium-high heat

Combine the three meats and 1 tablespoon of fat and mix well.

Mix the garlic and all of the wet ingredients. Mix into meat mixture, add cheeses and combine well. Use panko crumbs as required for a stable mixture.

Form into 6 oz patties

These are best done a day ahead as they firm up nicely overnight.

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