One of my favourite things to do with bacon and surely one of the best things anyone can do with bacon is combine it with burgers, especially during the BBQ season of summer! As other posts on this blog have shown, there are a lot of bacon aficionados out there who are willing to try bacon with just about anything.
In light of that on this page I thought it would be good to discuss what ingredients and toppings might be necessary for the ultimate bacon burger.
Blue-Cheese Stuffed Bacon Burger
I know it is not to everyone’s tastes but I really love blue cheese. It’s that sort of thing that looks so wrong but tastes oh so right. As I get older, I find that I am starting to like stronger and stronger blue cheeses. I recently discovered that beef burgers stuffed with blue cheese and bacon in a bap is a match made in heaven and would encourage all of you lovely readers out there to try it if you haven’t already!
Peanut Butter Bacon Burger
I have lost count as to how many blogs and articles I have read that talk about how amazing peanut butter and bacon are together. I have yet to try it, but I am looking forward to it. One of the most recent and intriguing ideas I read about combining bacon and peanut butter together was in a bacon burger. I can only imagine what it might taste like when you bite into a large bap and have a mouthful of bread, peanut butter, bacon and beef! Sounds delicious, doesn’t it?
Beer Braised Bacon Cheese Burger
My favourite thing to have with a burger, whether at the pub or in the garden with the BBQ, is a nice cold one. You can imagine how happy I was when I came across the idea of having them with a beery marinade. The idea it seems is that you cook them the way you normally do but before they are just about done you pour over a little of your favourite stout. I can’t wait to try that sometime soon.
Parmesan and Pork Bacon Burger
While all the recipes above feature beef patties, this recipe takes the pig-theme a bit further by using pork for the burgers! So that’s pig on pig with a touch of tasty Italian hard cheese to give it a nice kick!
Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs and Burgers
If you have read any of the other posts on my site you will know that I love Epic Meal Time, there is actually a page dedicated to it here. One thing I learned from the guys at EMT, was wrapping something in bacon instantly makes it so much better than it was – whether it’s a beef burger, a hot dog or maybe even a veggie burger if you enjoy a bit of irony. Just remember that though bacon wrapping something makes it much tastier, it also makes it much more flammable too!
I would be hard pushed to single one of the above as the ultimate bacon burger, but, maybe you could help. What do you think makes the ultimate bacon burger? If it’s not already listed, give me your suggestions in the comments section below!