These days, most people barbecue all year round but summer is THE season for that! Just the smell of a BBQ triggers my appetite – my sense of smell is amazing so is the size of my stomach… lol!
So many times David and I were cycling and I was on a “detox” which means no food and drink strictly my “juice”. Then all of a sudden I get a whiff of the smell of a BBQ and that’s it… my detox was out the door! David always loves to tease me about it – “she’s back on the See Food * Eat Food diet”, he likes to say. Right from the start, it takes so much will power to be on a detox program and I know I can do it but when it comes to BBQ and the smell, I’m just powerless!
There are certain food items that are sinfully delicious! One of them and I’m sure you’ll agree is BACON! A little bit of bacon makes recipes taste a million times better! The smokiness of it brings amazing flavors to any dish. That’s why this recipe was created… so you can blame it on the bacon!
One comfort food I enjoy a lot is burgers! I like the combination of the toasted buns, grilled seasoned meat and some yummy condiments to top everything off! This is what I call “a perfect bite”! Obviously because summer is grilling season, sharing another burger recipe is something I just had to do and that is why I’m showing you how to make my Smoky Porky Burgers!
I know, I know the name is quite enticing especially if you watch what you eat. But let’s get real here. This is one of those dishes you want to indulge in… and why not? It’s summer, it’s nice outside and there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying a tasty burger such as this Smoky Porky Burger!
Next time you want to fire up the Barbie and enjoy a super flavorful burger, don’t look any further and give this recipe a try… it’s sinfully delicious!!!
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 lb. lean ground pork
- 1/4 cup panko style bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup onions (white or red), finely chopped
- 1 1/2 tbsp. fresh basil, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 1/2 tbsp. finely chopped pineapple PER BURGER
- 1 1/2 slices cooked and crumbled bacon PER BURGER
- 1 1/2 tbsp. your favorite BBQ sauce PER BURGER
- 2 slices Jarlsberg cheese PER BURGER (optional)
FOOTNOTE: We usually make gigantic burgers so we end up with 3 burgers with 2 lbs. of meat. If you make them smaller, you can have 4 burgers from this recipe. Just keep in mind that the measurement for pineapple, bacon and BBQ sauce are based per burger.
KITCHEN TOOLS: The Stuff Burger Press can be purchased in the "SHOP" section of Club Foody.
about 16 minutes