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Beef ‘n’ Pork Burgers

The combination of meats is the secret behind these beef and pork burgers. They're ideal for summer grilling, and everyone loves them. Plus, you can easily double or triple the recipe for large get-togethers. —Sharon Adamczyk, Wind Lake, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 8 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Mayonnaise, lettuce leaves, red onion, and tomato slices

Directions

  • In a small skillet, cook bacon, onion and garlic over medium heat until the bacon is crisp; drain and place in a small bowl. Stir in the bread crumbs, egg, water, parsley, salt, marjoram, paprika and pepper. Crumble beef and pork over the mixture and mix well. Shape into eight 3/4-in.-thick patties.
  • Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve on buns with mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato.
Editor's Note
To make soft bread crumbs, tear bread into pieces and place in a food processor or blender. Cover and pulse until crumbs form. One slice of bread yields 1/2 to 3/4 cup crumbs.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 412 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 992mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.

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